Body position affects cycling comfort, performance, and overuse injury

by Nicholas J. Dinsdale and Nicola J. Dinsdale
Wednesday 18th March 2015 - Article 5

Improvements in cycling performance have focused predominately on physiological variables and training strategies. In contrast, few studies have investigated the effects and implications of body position. Body position, especially discipline-specific, can affect comfort, performance and incidence of overuse injury – over the range of cycling disciplines. This review investigates the link between body position with respect to cycling comfort, performance, and overuse injuries. Moreover, this review scrutinises the relationship between ‘man and machine’.

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