Biomechanics of Cycling

Editors: Bini, Rodrigo R, Carpes, Felipe P. (Eds.)

  • Provides much needed research on biomechanics of cycling
  • Provides information on optimising body position on bicycle for improving performance and reducing overuse injury risk
  • Highlights important issues in biomechanics of cycling
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About this book

Bicycles have been a common device to enhance physical fitness level in gyms and training centers along with solid use in competitive sport. For that reason, biomechanics of cycling has grown as a research field with many publications addressing different perspective of the interaction between the cyclist and his bicycle. The most common end point of research on biomechanics of cycling is optimization of performance and reduction of injury risk. One goal of this book is to meet the growing need for a comprehensive presentation of contemporary knowledge on biomechanics of cycling which will positively influence the activity of cycling in a global fashion. In order to accomplish this purpose, ten chapters are presented with focus on varying methods for biomechanical analysis of cycling motion. The introduction section provides an overview of the main methods for assessment of cycling motion, including motion analysis, pedal force measurements, muscle activation, anthropometry and joint kinetics. These methods are discussed in depth in individual chapters followed by chapters on characteristics of bicycles and potential perspectives to improve their configuration in order to improve performance of cyclists and reduce their overuse injury risk. Moreover, a preliminary method to train technique in cyclists is shown. A final chapter provides authors perspective on the upcoming technology that should be effective in helping training of cyclists.   

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“This book tackles a complicated area of exercise science - biomechanics -- and interprets many of the principles in an understandable way in the context of cycling. … this book will benefit readers interested in biomechanics and the sport of cycling the most. … This is a unique book. It is quite informative and well-supported by the literature from the field of exercise science and biomechanics.” (Erik H. Vanlterson, Doody’s Book Reviews, September, 2014)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction to Biomechanical Analysis for Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention

    Bini, Rodrigo R. (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

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  • Measuring Pedal Forces

    Bini, Rodrigo R. (et al.)

    Pages 13-21

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  • Muscle Activity

    Bini, Rodrigo R. (et al.)

    Pages 23-31

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  • Joint Kinematics

    Carpes, Felipe P. (et al.)

    Pages 33-42

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  • Kinetics and Pedaling Technique

    Bini, Rodrigo R. (et al.)

    Pages 43-53

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Hardcover 72,79 €
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Softcover 72,79 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biomechanics of Cycling
Editors
  • Rodrigo R Bini
  • Felipe P. Carpes
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-05539-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-05539-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-05538-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35038-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 125
Number of Illustrations and Tables
31 b/w illustrations, 23 illustrations in colour
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