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dc.contributor.supervisor Shan, Gongbing
dc.contributor.author Crowe, Sarah A
dc.date.accessioned 2014-04-01T20:01:40Z
dc.date.available 2014-04-01T20:01:40Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/3386
dc.description xiv, 118 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of a bi-directional pedal pattern (a combination of forward and backward pedaling), on the process of fatigue in cycling. Thirty-three subjects participated in this study (18 trained, age 31.4±11.1 years, average 9.6±9.7 years training; 15 untrained, age 28.6±11.3 years). Subjects participated in four sessions on different days: a maximum sustained power test, followed by three tests to voluntary fatigue for each of these randomly assigned pedal patterns (forward only, backward only and a bi-directional (BI)). Heart rate and blood lactate measured the intensity of exercise. Kinetic, kinematic and EMG data quantified the fatigue process. Main results show that the BI pedal pattern delayed the onset of fatigue in untrained subjects. Future research should explore the BI pedal pattern after subjects train in backward pedaling, as well as the optimal forward to backward pedaling ratio for the BI pedal pattern. en_US
dc.language.iso en_CA en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Kinesiology, c2012 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en_US
dc.subject Fatigue -- Physiological aspects en_US
dc.subject Cycling -- Physiological aspects en_US
dc.subject Bicycles -- Dynamics en_US
dc.subject Bicycles -- Design and construction en_US
dc.subject Cyclists -- Physiology en_US
dc.subject Cyclists -- Anthropometry en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title Effects of a bi-directional pedal pattern on fatigue in cycling en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Mathematics and Computer Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Kinesiology en_US
dc.degree.level Masters


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