The purpose of this investigation was to determine the effect of systematic II changes in hip position/configuration on cycling peak anaerobic power (AP) and anaerobic capacity (AC). Fourteen male recreational cyclists (ages 21-32 yrs) were tested in four hip positions (25, 50, 75, and 100°). as defined by the angle formed by the seat tube and a vertical line. Rotating the seat to maintain a backrest perpendicular to the ground induced a systematic decrease in hip angle from the 25 to the KK)" position. The Wingate anaerobic cycling test was used on a Monark cycle ergometer with a resistance of 85 gm/kg of the subject's body mass. Repeated-measures MANOVAs and post hoc tests revealed that AP and AC in the 75° hip position were significantly greater than in the 25 or 100° positionand that a second-order function best describes the trend in AP and AC with changes in hip pwsition.
Too, Danny, "The Effect of Hip Position/Configuration on Anaerobic Power and Capacity in Cycling" (1991). Kinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education Faculty Publications. 93.
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SPORT BIOMECHANICS, 1991,7,359-370