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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103524/validation-of-a-bicycle-simulator-for-road-safety-research
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Steve O'Hern, Jennie Oxley, Mark Stevenson
The study's aim was to assess the behavioural validity of participants using of a newly developed bicycle simulator with respect to a range of cycling performance measures collected both using the cycling simulator and on-road. The validation study consisted of a within-subjects study design comparing participants riding on-road with riding in the simulator. The study recruited 26 participants ranging in age from 18 to 35 years (M=25.0, SD=4.8). Absolute validity was established for measures of spatial positioning including average lane position, deviation in lane position and average passing distance from kerbside parked cars...
January 16, 2017: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095081/blood-removal-influences-pacing-during-a-4-minute-cycling-time-trial
#2
Nathan G Lawler, Chris R Abbiss, Aaron Raman, Timothy J Fairchild, Garth L Maker, Robert D Trengove, Jeremiah J Peiffer
PURPOSE: To examine the influence of manipulating aerobic contribution following whole blood removal on pacing patterns, performance and energy contribution during self-paced middle distance cycling. METHODS: Seven male cyclists (33 ± 8 y) completed an incremental cycling test followed 20 min later by a 4-min self-paced cycling time trial (4MMP) on six separate occasions over 42 d. The initial two sessions acted as a familiarisation and baseline testing after which 470 mL of blood was removed with the remaining sessions performed 24 h, 7 d, 21 d and 42 d following blood removal...
January 17, 2017: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095061/methods-of-monitoring-training-load-and-their-relationships-to-changes-in-fitness-and-performance-in-competitive-road-cyclists
#3
Dajo Sanders, Grant Abt, Matthijs K Hesselink, Tony Myers, Ibrahim Akubat
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to assess the dose-response relationships between different training load methods and aerobic fitness and performance in competitive road cyclists. METHOD: Training data from 15 well-trained competitive cyclists were collected during a 10-week (December - March) pre-season training period. Before and after the training period, participants underwent a laboratory incremental exercise test with gas exchange and lactate measures and a performance assessment using an 8-min time trial (8MT)...
January 17, 2017: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092224/visual-map-and-instruction-based-bicycle-navigation-a-comparison-of-effects-on-behaviour
#4
Dick de Waard, Frank Westerhuis, Danielle Joling, Stella Weiland, Ronja Stadtbäumer, Leonie Kaltofen
Cycling with a classic paper map was compared with navigating with a moving map displayed on a smartphone, and with auditory, and visual turn-by-turn route guidance. Spatial skills were found to be related to navigation performance, however only when navigating from a paper or electronic map, not with turn-by-turn (instruction based) navigation. While navigating, 25% of the time cyclists fixated at the devices that present visual information. Navigating from a paper map required most mental effort and both young and older cyclists preferred electronic over paper map navigation...
January 16, 2017: Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090142/the-midpoint-between-ventilatory-thresholds-approaches-maximal-lactate-steady-state-intensity-in-amateur-cyclists
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A B Peinado, Dm Pessôa Filho, V Díaz, P J Benito, M Álvarez-Sánchez, A G Zapico, F J Calderón
The aim was to determine whether the midpoint between ventilatory thresholds (MPVT) corresponds to maximal lactate steady state (MLSS). Twelve amateur cyclists (21.0 ± 2.6 years old; 72.2 ± 9.0 kg; 179.8 ± 7.5 cm) performed an incremental test (25 W·min(-1)) until exhaustion and several constant load tests of 30 minutes to determine MLSS, on different occasions. Using MLSS determination as the reference method, the agreement with five other parameters (MPVT; first and second ventilatory thresholds: VT1 and VT2; respiratory exchange ratio equal to 1: RER = 1...
December 2016: Biology of Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087817/t-cell-redeployment-and-intracellular-cytokine-expression-following-exercise-effects-of-exercise-intensity-and-cytomegalovirus-infection
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Emily C LaVoy, Maryam Hussain, Justin Reed, Hawley Kunz, Mira Pistillo, Austin B Bigley, Richard J Simpson
The magnitude of lymphocytosis following exercise is directly related to exercise intensity. Infection with cytomegalovirus (CMV) also augments lymphocytosis after exercise. It is not known if the enhanced T-cell response to exercise due to CMV depends on exercise intensity. Furthermore, exercise-induced changes in T-cell expression of type I and type II cytokines are thought to be intensity dependent, but direct comparisons are lacking. The aim of this experiment was to determine if CMV affects the exercise-induced redistribution of T-cell subsets at varying intensities, and determine the effect of exercise intensity on CD8(+) T-cell cytokine expression...
January 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079705/prescribed-drinking-leads-to-better-cycling-performance-than-ad-libitum-drinking
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Costas N Bardis, Stavros A Kavouras, J D Adams, Nickos D Geladas, Demosthenis B Panagiotakos, Labros S Sidossis
: Drinking ad libitum during exercise often leads to dehydration ranging from -1 to -3% of body weight. PURPOSE: To study the effect of a prescribed hydration protocol matching fluid losses on a simulated 30-km criterium-like cycling performance in the heat (31.6±0.5 °C). METHOD: Ten elite, heat-acclimatized, male endurance cyclists (30±5 y, 76.5±7.2 kg, 1.81±0.07 m, VO2peak: 61.3±5.2 ml[BULLET OPERATOR]min[BULLET OPERATOR]kg, body fat: 10...
January 10, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073123/effects-of-precooling-on-30-km-cycling-performance-and-pacing-in-hot-and-temperate-environments
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André Maia-Lima, Guilherme Passos Ramos, Michele Macedo Moraes, Diogo Antônio Soares Pacheco, Gustavo Guimarães Aguiar de Oliveira, Cristiano Lino Monteiro de Barros, Luciano Sales Prado, Emerson Silami Garcia
This study examined the effects of precooling on performance and pacing during 30-km cycling exercise in hot and temperate environments. 8 trained male cyclists performed 4 trials involving either cooling (PRECTEMP and PRECHOT) or no-cooling interventions (TEMP and HOT) prior to a 30-km self-paced cycling exercise in either a hot (35°C, 68% relative humidity) or temperate environment (24°C, 68% relative humidity). Exercise time was longer in HOT (60.62±3.47 min) than in TEMP (58.28±3.30 min; P<0...
January 2017: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060894/the-effect-of-cadence-on-shank-muscle-oxygen-consumption-and-deoxygenation-in-relation-to-joint-specific-power-and-cycling-kinematics
#9
Knut Skovereng, Gertjan Ettema, Mireille van Beekvelt
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effect of cadence on joint specific power and cycling kinematics in the ankle joint in addition to muscle oxygenation and muscle VO2 in the gastrocnemius and tibialis anterior. Thirteen cyclists cycled at a cadence of 60, 70, 80, 90, 100 and 110 rpm at a constant external work rate of 160.1 ± 21.3 W. Increasing cadence led to a decrease in ankle power in the dorsal flexion phase and to an increase in ankle joint angular velocity above 80 rpm. In addition, increasing cadence increased deoxygenation and desaturation for both the gastrocnemius and tibialis anterior muscles...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057077/ice-ingestion-with-a-long-rest-interval-increases-the-endurance-exercise-capacity-and-reduces-the-core-temperature-in-the-heat
#10
Takashi Naito, Yuka Iribe, Tetsuro Ogaki
BACKGROUND: The timing in which ice before exercise should be ingested plays an important role in optimizing its success. However, the effects of differences in the timing of ice ingestion before exercise on cycling capacity, and thermoregulation has not been studied. The aim of the present study was to assess the effect of length of time after ice ingestion on endurance exercise capacity in the heat. METHODS: Seven males ingested 1.25 g kg body mass(-1) of ice (0...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Physiological Anthropology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056908/an-evaluation-of-outdoor-school-environments-to-promote-physical-activity-in-delhi-india
#11
Samiksha Tarun, Monika Arora, Tina Rawal, Sara E Benjamin Neelon
BACKGROUND: Increasing physical activity in children is an important public health goal in India. Schools may be a target for physical activity promotion, but little is known about outdoor school environments. The purpose of this study was to describe characteristics of the surrounding outdoor school environments that may promote children's physical activity in Delhi, India. METHODS: For this cross-sectional study, we conducted a structured observation of outdoor school environments in a random sample of 16 private schools in Delhi, India using the Sport, Physical activity and Eating behavior: Environmental Determinants in Young people (SPEEDY) audit tool...
January 5, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051345/how-does-interval-training-prescription-impact-physiological-and-perceptual-responses
#12
Stephen Seiler, Øystein Sylta
The purpose of this study was to compare physiological responses and perceived exertion among well trained cyclists (n=63) performing three different high intensity interval training (HIIT) prescriptions differing in work bout duration and accumulated duration, but all prescribed with maximal session effort. Data are presented as mean(Standard Deviation). Subjects (male, 38(8) y, VO2peak 62(6) mL.kg(-1) min(-1)) completed up to 24 HIIT sessions over 12 weeks as part of a training intervention study. Sessions were prescribed as 4x16 min, 4x8 min, or 4x4 min with 2 min recovery periods (8 sessions of each prescription, balanced over time)...
January 4, 2017: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043651/comparison-of-air-pollution-exposures-in-active-vs-passive-travel-modes-in-european-cities-a-quantitative-review
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Audrey de Nazelle, Olivier Bode, Juan Pablo Orjuela
BACKGROUND: Transport microenvironments tend to have higher air pollutant concentrations than other settings most people encounter in their daily lives. The choice of travel modes may affect significantly individuals' exposures; however such considerations are typically not accounted for in exposure assessment used in environmental health studies. In particular, with increasing interest in the promotion of active travel, health impact studies that attempt to estimate potential adverse consequences of potential increased pollutant inhalation during walking or cycling have emerged...
December 30, 2016: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039182/national-10-year-trend-in-road-injuries-involving-school-children-on-the-way-to-and-from-school-in-japan-2003-2012
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Haruhiko Inada, Jun Tomio, Shinji Nakahara, Xin Xu, Ayako Taniguchi, Masao Ichikawa
OBJECTIVES: To quantitatively describe the recent longitudinal trend in road injuries involving school children while commuting to and from school in Japan and to identify groups or situations with particularly large or small decreasing trends. METHODS: Data on the number of children aged 6-15 years who sustained road injuries while commuting were obtained, stratified by year, demographic characteristics, mode of transport and other variables. The rates of killed or seriously injured (KSI) children were calculated from the number of KSI cases (the numerator) and the product of population and the proportion of each mode of transport estimated using the Person Trip Survey data (the denominator)...
December 30, 2016: Injury Prevention: Journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035015/case-studies-in-physiology-maximal-oxygen-consumption-and-performance-in-a-centenarian-cyclist
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Veronique Louise Billat, Gilles Dhonneur, Laurence Mille-Hamard, Laurence Le Moyec, Iman Momken, Thierry Launay, Jean-Pierre Koralsztein, Sophie Besse
: The purpose of this study was to examine the physiological characteristics of an elite centenarian cyclist who, at 101 years old, established the one-hour cycling record for individuals ≥ 100 years old (24.25 km) and to determine the physiological factors associated with his performance improvement two years later at 103 years old (26.92 km; +11%). Before each record, he performed an incremental test on a cycling ergometer. For two years, he trained 5,000 km a year with a polarized training that involved cycling 80% of mileage at "light" RPE ≤ 12 and 20% at "hard" RPE ≥ 15 at a cadence between 50 and 70 rpm...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032526/it-s-not-just-about-speed-reviewing-the-recumbent-bicycle-once-more
#16
Bernhard Wieser
Why did the recumbent bicycle never become a dominant design, despite the fact that it was faster than the safety bicycle on the racetrack? Hassaan Ahmed et al. argue in their recently published paper that the main reason for the marginalization of the recumbent bicycle was semiotic power deployed by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI). Here, I demonstrate that the authors drew their conclusions from an incomplete application of the Social Construction of Technology (SCOT) framework. Understanding the diffusion of alternative bicycle designs requires considering more than speed, and more than the UCI as a powerful actor...
December 1, 2016: Social Studies of Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029434/healthy-competition-a-qualitative-study-investigating-persuasive-technologies-and-the-gamification-of-cycling
#17
Paul Barratt
Changing socio-technical practices occurring within cycling are leading the pursuit, and its participants, to become ever more embedded into the networked digital world. GPS enabled mobile-technologies have introduced a new element of competition into recreational riding, whether on the road, competing over timed virtual segments, or online dissecting and comparing the data that has been logged and shared via dedicated ride-logging applications. In order to understand these technologies qualitative study using reflective diaries and semi-structured interviews has been conducted with experienced club cyclists who had fully experienced the effects of their arrival...
October 28, 2016: Health & Place
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28019724/a-comparison-of-methods-to-estimate-anaerobic-capacity-accumulated-oxygen-deficit-and-w-during-constant-and-all-out-work-rate-profiles
#18
Daniel Muniz-Pumares, Charles Pedlar, Richard Godfrey, Mark Glaister
This study investigated (i) whether the accumulated oxygen deficit (AOD) and curvature constant of the power-duration relationship (W') are different during constant work-rate to exhaustion (CWR) and 3-min all-out (3MT) tests and (ii) the relationship between AOD and W' during CWR and 3MT. Twenty-one male cyclists (age: 40 ± 6 years; maximal oxygen uptake [V̇O2max]: 58 ± 7 ml · kg(-1) · min(-1)) completed preliminary tests to determine the V̇O2-power output relationship and V̇O2max. Subsequently, AOD and W' were determined as the difference between oxygen demand and oxygen uptake and work completed above critical power, respectively, in CWR and 3MT...
December 26, 2016: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013387/cardiovascular-function-during-supine-rest-in-endurance-trained-males-with-new-zealand-blackcurrant-a-dose-response-study
#19
Matthew David Cook, Stephen David Myers, Mandy Lucinda Gault, Victoria Charlotte Edwards, Mark Elisabeth Theodorus Willems
PURPOSE: Blackcurrant contains anthocyanins that could alter cardiovascular function and reduce cardiovascular disease risk. We examined dose responses of New Zealand blackcurrant (NZBC) extract on cardiovascular function during supine rest. METHODS: Fifteen endurance-trained male cyclists (age: 38 ± 12 years, height: 178 ± 5 cm, body mass: 76 ± 10 kg, [Formula: see text]: 56 ± 8 mL kg(-1) min(-1), mean ± SD) were randomly assigned using a counterbalanced Latin square design to complete four conditions, a control of no NZBC, or one of three doses (300, 600 or 900 mg day(-1)) of NZBC extract (CurraNZ™) for 7-days with a 14-day washout...
December 24, 2016: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997263/dietary-nitrate-fails-to-improve-1-and-4km-cycling-performance-in-highly-trained-cyclists
#20
Joseph A McQuillan, Deborah K Dulson, Paul B Laursen, Andrew E Kilding
We aimed to compare the effects of two different dosing durations of dietary nitrate (NO3-) supplementation on 1- and 4km cycling time-trial performance in highly-trained cyclists. In a double-blind crossover-design, nine highly-trained cyclists ingested 140ml of NO3--rich beetroot juice containing ~8.0mmol [NO3-], or placebo, for seven days. Participants completed a range of laboratory-based trials to quantify physiological and perceptual responses and cycling performance: time-trials on day 3 and 6 (4km) and on day 4 and 7 (1km) of the supplementation period...
December 20, 2016: International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism
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