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Kinesiology

Electromyography

2001

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Investigation Of The Differences Between Inertial And Cadence Effects On Neuromuscular Coordination During Cycling, Brian Svercauski Baum Jan 2001

Investigation Of The Differences Between Inertial And Cadence Effects On Neuromuscular Coordination During Cycling, Brian Svercauski Baum

LSU Master's Theses

Muscular activity and coordination may be influenced by movement speed and the inertial properties of the limbs. Some observed effects from investigations using cycling have been attributed to inertia, especially at greater pedaling speeds (cadences); however, in these investigations, movement speed and inertia were coupled. Therefore, the purpose of this experiment was to investigate and distinguish between the effects of cadence and inertial influences on lower extremity neuromuscular coordination during cycling. This was achieved by subjects cycling at different cadences and with different loads attached to the distal ends of their thighs. Electromyographic (EMG) data of seven lower extremity muscles ...