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Optimal pedaling rate in bicycle ergometer exercise determined by probe reaction time.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17326493     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The purpose of this study was to obtain the optimal pedaling rate in bicycle ergometer exercise by measuring probe reaction time, which is a good indicator of attention demand, by changing workloads and pedaling rates, and to discuss the relevant rhythm of lower limb movement. Subjects were 19 healthy men whose M age was 22.8 yr. They were instructed to pedal a bicycle ergometer, and their reaction time at different workloads and pedaling rates was measured to estimate an optimal pedaling rate. Probe reaction time was measured under the conditions as follows: pedaling rate of 20, 40, 60, 80, and 100 rpm at each workload of 40, 60, 80, 100, and 120 watts. The estimated values obtained by regression analysis for pedaling rate to give the minimum probe reaction time were 63.5 rpm for 40 watts, 58.8 rpm for 60 watts, 61.3 rpm for 80 watts, 63.4 rpm for 100 watts, and 64.8 rpm for 120 watts. These results indicated that the optimal pedaling rate was approximately 60 rpm regardless of the workload.
Authors:
Ming Huo; Hitoshi Maruyama; Huilin Liu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Perceptual and motor skills     Volume:  103     ISSN:  0031-5125     ISO Abbreviation:  Percept Mot Skills     Publication Date:  2006 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-02-28     Completed Date:  2007-03-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401131     Medline TA:  Percept Mot Skills     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  703-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Health Science, International University of Health and Welfare, 2600-1 Kitakanemaru, Ohtawara City, Tochigi 324-8501, Japan. huoming@iuhw.ac.jp
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Exercise Test*
Humans
Male
Movement*
Reaction Time*

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