Bike Fit and Performance Program
UVMC Center for Sports Medicine is excited to offer a bicycle fit and performance testing for competitive and recreational cyclist of all ages. This state-of-the-art program is geared for healthy cyclists who want the best possible bike fit to improve comfort, reduce their risk of injury, and/or improve their cycling performance. This program is also designed to help cyclists who want to alleviate the aches and pains they experience with riding.
UVMC is proud to be the first and only program in the Dayton area to offer bicycle fitting using the dynamic video analysis of the Sports Motion Pro-Trainer Video System. Cyclists are evaluated while pedaling their bicycles in the clinic. Since a rider’s body changes position while cycling, cycling experts recommend a dynamic versus static bicycle fitting. With a dynamic bicycle fitting, riders are video taped while riding and analyzed to make the most accurate adjustments to the bicycle for optimal fit, injury reduction, and performance.
For cyclists who wish to further increase their performance, the center’s CompuTrainer can be utilized. The CompuTrainer measures wattage, heart rate, and cadence. Its SpinScan Pedal Stroke Analyzer helps increase power and efficiency by showing cyclists where they are not efficient in their pedal stroke. The USA Triathlon and Canadian Cycling Association test and train their national team athletes utilizing this same equipment.
Experts in the cycling field state, “Experience has shown that after an initial pedal stroke evaluation with the SpinScan, most people can improve their pedaling efficiency by as much as 20 to 25% in their first session alone by making improvements to bike position. Once in the optimal position, additional gains of 10 to 15% are possible using feedback from the SpinScan while riding courses and doing drills that address the weak areas of the pedal stroke.”
For more information on this highly effective program, please call the UVMC Center for Sports Medicine at (937) 667-2614 or view our flyer.
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