Linking the Risk of Falls & Cycling in Older Adults

People who keep cycling into their later years are at lower risk of the kinds of falls that plague older folk. A third of over-65s take a tumble each year, and about a quarter of those who break their hip this way die within a year. Injuries aside, the fear of a repeat fall can limit mobility. Chris… Read More

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Bone Mineral Density: Runners vs Cyclists

Research Paper Title Participation in road cycling vs running is associated with lower bone mineral density in men. Background The effects of regular non–weight-bearing (NWB) exercise on bone health are largely unknown. The objective of the study was to determine the effects of participation in NWB sports on bone health in adult male recreational athletes. Methods Male… Read More

Linking Pedalling Posture & Uphill Cycling

Research Paper Title Muscular activity during uphill cycling: Effect of slope, posture, hand grip position and constrained bicycle lateral sways. Background Despite the wide use of surface electromyography (EMG) to study pedalling movement, there is a paucity of data concerning the muscular activity during uphill cycling, notably in standing posture. The aim of this study was… Read More

Maximal Isokinetic Protocol & EMG Normalisation

Research Paper Title A maximal isokinetic pedalling exercise for EMG normalization in cycling. Background An isometric maximal voluntary contraction (iMVC) is mostly used for the purpose of EMG normalization, a procedure described in the scientific literature in order to compare muscle activity among different muscles and subjects. However, the use of iMVC has certain limitations.… Read More

Assessment of Chest Pain in a Low Risk Patient: Is The Exercise Tolerance Test Obsolete?

Discussion Paper Title Assessment of chest pain in a low risk patient: is the exercise tolerance test obsolete? Background This is one of a series of occasional articles that highlight areas of practice where management lacks convincing supporting evidence. The series adviser is David Tovey, editor in chief, the Cochrane Library. To suggest a topic for this series, please… Read More