Single-leg cycle training is superior to double-leg cycling in improving the oxidative potential and metabolic profile of trained skeletal muscle Chris R. Abbiss, Leonidas G. Karagounis, Paul B. Laursen, Jeremiah J. Peiffer, David T. Martin, John A. Hawley, Naeem N. Fatehee, James C. Martin Journal of Applied Physiology Published 1 May 2011 Vol. 110 no. 5, 1248-1255 DOI: 10.1152/japplphysiol.01247.2010...

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Relationship between cycling mechanics and core stability. Abt JP, Smoliga JM, Brick MJ, Jolly JT, Lephart SM, Fu FH. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18076271 Core stability has received considerable attention with regards to functional training in sports. Core stability provides the foundation from which power is generated in cycling. No research has described the relationship between core stability and cycling mechanics of the...

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Optimal cycling time trial position models: aerodynamics versus power output and metabolic energy. Fintelman DM, Sterling M, Hemida H, Li FX. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24726654 Abstract: The aerodynamic drag of a cyclist in time trial (TT) position is strongly influenced by the torso angle. While decreasing the torso angle reduces the drag, it limits the physiological functioning of the cyclist. Therefore the aims of this...

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Two Pilot Studies of the Effect of Bicycling on Balance and Leg Strength among Older Adults. Chris Rissel, Erin Passmore, Chloe Mason, and Dafna Merom http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3652161/ Abstract: Objectives. Study 1 examines whether age-related declines in balance are moderated by bicycling. Study 2 tests whether regular cycling can increase leg strength and improve balance. Methods. Study 1: a cross-sectional survey...

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Effects of walking, jogging and cycling on strength, flexibility, speed and balance in 60- to 72-year olds.  Brown M, Holloszy JO. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8161574 Abstract: The effects of a moderate intensity endurance training program on strength, speed of muscle contraction, balance, gait and flexibility were assessed in fifty 60- to 72-year-old men and women who had just completed a 3-month program of flexibility and...

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