The effect of Q Factor on gross mechanical efficiency and muscular activation in cycling

Francois-Xavier Li, B-Xavier Disley

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We present in this paper the first assessment of the importance of Q factor in cycling efficiency and muscular activation. We demonstrate that Q factor has a small but significant effect of efficiency, therefore providing a new avenue to improve this crucial aspect of cycling performance. This paper has attracted the attention of at least one professional cycling team who wants to implement tome of our findings.
Original languageEnglish
JournalScandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports
Early online date21 May 2012
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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