POSE CYCLING TECHNIQUE STUDY AT BRUNEL UNIVERSITY - UPDATE
MIAMI, FL /PTPRESS/ -- Dr. Romanov reports: Just back home from England where May 7-17 I have been doing science study on pedaling technique in cycling together with my friend Dr.Fletcher and colleagues from Brunel University in London. It was a comparative study of the difference in pedaling technique and bike set ups in a preferred (conventional) and Pose approach.
This group of young researches from Brunel University, Dr.Thomas Korff, Ph.D. in sport biomechanics, Dr. Lee Roomer, Ph.D. in exercise physiology, Ph.D. student David Brown, Dr.Graham Fletcher and myself spent 11 days in a lab (literally) testing more than 20 participants and collecting data of oxygen consumption, heart rate, physiological efficiency and economy; biomechanical data of pedaling forces (torques), distribution of forces between pedals and saddle, input of different components of forces on the pedal during one rotation on different pedaling cadences (70, 90, 110) and bike set ups.
I have to admit that this study went so well due to the efforts of our colleagues from Brunel University preparing all participants, schedules, and equipment in the best way so that we had basically no problems or delays. Needless to say, those participants, who were the local triathlon clubs members and mostly age group competitors, were on time for their scheduled testing and put forward tremendous efforts to get through this study.
I have been pleased with the whole atmosphere of this study, smooth cooperation between the colleagues and participants, well-organized work, sincere efforts and friendl y relations. I have been happy that most participants after testing Pose bike set up expressed the desire to further use it in their training.
It is early to have any even preliminary conclusions – it is science, where we have to go through deep analysis of collected data and then only come up with something to propose for our readers, students. Therefore I have to get a little bit patient for a couple of months before data is analyzed. But what I could say even in advance, the results will be very interesting, no matter of their difference from what we are expecting.
Late evening of the last day of May 17 we had a presentation for 40 local triathletes about Pose pedaling technique. It was quite a good exchange in opinions and understanding on this matter. It was not an agreement, but a very good discussion between the interested parties. I have very nice feelings about the results of this discussion and I hope there will be a follow up soon.
I would like to express my sincere gratitude to my colleagues: T.Korff, L.Roomer, D.Brown, G.Fletcher and all participants for this fascinating work and hope that the results will be rewarding for everyone involved.