Backrest angle influence on recumbent cycling power output

Raoul F. Reiser, M. L. Peterson

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A study was carried out to determine the effects on power output by altering the body configuration (BC) through backrest angle (BA) while keeping the hip orientation (HO) constant. The recumbent positions were compared with the standard cycling position. The power and kinematic data were tabulated for the five different recumbent BA positions, the greatest recumbent peak-power output position for each subject and the standard cycling position. Overall, significant results were obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division (Publication) BED
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 1999
Event1999 Bioengineering Conference - Big Sky, MT, USA
Duration: Jun 16 1999Jun 20 1999


Conference1999 Bioengineering Conference
CityBig Sky, MT, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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