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In professional road cyclists, low pedaling cadences are less efficient

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dc.contributor.author Lucía Mulas, Alejandro
dc.contributor.author San Juan, Alejandro F.
dc.contributor.author Montilla, Manuel
dc.contributor.author Cañete, Silvia
dc.contributor.author Santalla Hernández, Alfredo
dc.contributor.author Earnest, C. P.
dc.contributor.author Pérez Ruiz, Margarita
dc.date.accessioned 2016-08-22T08:18:07Z
dc.date.available 2016-08-22T08:18:07Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.citation Lucía Mulas, A., San Juan, A. F., Montilla, M., Cañete, S., Santalla Hernández, A., Earnest, C., & Pérez Ruiz, M. C. (2004). In professional road cyclists, low pedaling cadences are less efficient. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 36(6), 1048-1054. spa
dc.identifier.issn 01959131
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11268/5644
dc.description.abstract Purpose: To determine the effects of changes in pedaling frequency on the gross efficiency (GE) and other physiological variables (oxygen uptake (V̇O2), HR, lactate, pH, ventilation, motor unit recruitment estimated by EMG) of professional cyclists while generating high power outputs (PO). Methods: Following a counterbalanced, cross-over design, eight professional cyclists (age (mean ± SD): 26 ± 2 yr, V̇O 2max: 74.0 ± 5.7 mL·kg-1·min -1) performed three 6-min bouts at a fixed PO (mean of 366 ± 37 W) and at a cadence of 60, 80, and 100 rpm. Results: Values of GE averaged 22.4 ± 1.7, 23.6 ± 1.8 and 24.2 ± 2.0% at 60, 80, and 100 rpm, respectively. Mean GE at 100 rpm was significantly higher than at 60 rpm (P < 0.05). Similarly, mean values of V̇O2, HR, rates of perceived exertion (RPE), lactate and normalized root-mean square EMG (rms-EMG) in both vastus lateralis and gluteus maximum muscles decreased at increasing cadences. Conclusions: In professional road cyclists riding at high PO, GE/economy improves at increasing pedaling cadences. spa
dc.description.sponsorship SIN FINANCIACIÓN spa
dc.language.iso eng spa
dc.title In professional road cyclists, low pedaling cadences are less efficient spa
dc.type article spa
dc.description.impact 2.552 JCR (2004) Q1, 3/71 Sport sciences spa
dc.identifier.doi 10.1249/01.MSS.0000128249.10305.8A
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess spa
dc.subject.uem Ciclismo - Aspectos fisiológicos spa
dc.subject.unesco Medicina deportiva spa
dc.subject.unesco Fisiología spa
dc.description.filiation UEM spa
dc.peerreviewed Si spa


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