Influence of Knee Joint Extension on Submaximal Oxygen Consumption and Anaerobic Power in Cyclists
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This study was designed to assess the effect of alterations of maximal knee joint extension on submaximal VO2, anaerobic peak power, and the anaerobic mean power in cycling. Eleven amateur male bicycle racers between the ages of 19 and 35 years were selected, for participation in this study. The subjects were randomly assigned to one of four groups. All subjects performed a five minute submaximal exercise test and a Wingate anaerobic power test at maximal knee extensions. The subjects rode an ergometer which allowed the subjects to maintain their normal riding position as saddle height was altered to position the knee at the test angles. In order to assure a random testing sequence, each group was tested with a different order of presentation of the test positions according to a 4 X 4 Latin Square design.
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