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Joints involved in Cycling

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Jen Tran

on 11 March 2014

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Transcript of Joints involved in Cycling

Ankle
point your toes down & up aiming no more than 20 degrees in either direction
Another way that cycling can impact your ankle joint is if you have a bent pedal or crank, so always double check these parts.
Knee
Spine
Need balance to keep a bike upright
Your core and back
Hips
During your pedal stroke, after you hit the bottom and start bringing your foot back up, you engage your hip joint.
Overview
Hip issues
Spine/Back issues
Cycling
by: Jenssier Tran
Period 6

In cycling, the joints involved are your...
Knee
Spine
Hip
Ankle
Cycling is considered a low-impact sport.
Your entire body is engaged when you are on a bike, and several joints are employed, from your back down to your feet.
Every pedal stroke requires you to flex and straighten your knee joint.
When pedaling, you should still have a slight bend to your knee.
Improper seat height
Improperly aligned cleats
Pedaling in too high a gear
Knee-related joint issues
Your spine should be slightly arched, but avoid drooping forward through your shoulders or hips.
cycling position leads to prolonged back flexion which can result in pain through an unconditioned back.
2. Your spine joint helps inquire you
to to keep a bike upright
QUIZ
1. Every pedal stroke requires you to flex and straighten what kind of joint?
WORK CITED
http://healthyliving.azcentral.com/joints-used-cycling-5725.html
Avoid rocking too much
Can cause inflammation in your hip socket.
If your hamstrings or hip flexor muscles are weak, you begin to compensate with your upper body.
Cautions
Relatively stable in cycling except if you change the angle of your foot fairly drastically throughout your pedal stroke.
http://www.cyclingforums.com/t/390406/the-anatomy-of-a-cyclist-which-muscles-are-used-to-ride
http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/ART02930/Cycling-is-Easy-on-the-Joints.html
A. Wrist
B. Hip
C. Knee
D. Spine
A. balance
B. wiggle
C. freeze
D. roll
3. All of these are true about your ankle EXCEPT
which of te following?
A. relatively stable in cycling
B. avoid drooping forward and backwards
C. change this angle by no more than 20
degrees
D. natural pulls your toes downward and
then upward
ANSWER KEY
1. C
2. A
3. B
Knee Pains
2 Major causes are....
Too ambitious
Nature of the bicycle itself
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