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Title: Coordinating arms and legs on a hybrid rehabilitation tricycle: the metabolic benefit of asymmetrical compared to symmetrical arm movements
Authors: Meyns, Pieter ×
Van De Walle, Patricia
Hoogkamer, Wouter
Kiekens, Carlotte
Desloovere, Kaat
Duysens, Jaak #
Issue Date: Apr-2014
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Heidelberg
Series Title: European Journal of Applied Physiology vol:114 issue:4 pages:743-750
Abstract: The most commonly used propulsion method for handcycling is moving the arms symmetrically. Previous studies indicated that during outdoor handcycling symmetrical arm movements are more efficient. During locomotor movements, however, arm movements are performed asymmetrically in combination with leg movements. We questioned which combination of arm and leg movements is more efficient during combined arm and leg cycling for stationary use.
ISSN: 1439-6319
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Movement Control & Neuroplasticity Research Group
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