Thriathlon Project at GIH

Do you love thriathlon? If your answer is yes, be a volunteer in our research study!

You can help us to understand how to improve performance during a cycle-to-run simulated transition. Participate in our research entitled: "The influence of pedal foot position on running performance during a cycle-to-run transition".

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Who can participate?

Triathlete's characteristics:

  • 20-35 years old
  • Well trained (expected performance during a 5 k running time trial: < 20 min)
  • Competitive experience (> 2 years)
  • No previous injury in the last 6 months

How does it work?

  1. 1st day: maximal oxygen consumption evaluation
  2. 2nd day: cycle-to-run transition simulation with pedal foot position 1
  3. 3rd day: cycle-to-run transition simulation with pedal foot position 2

Procedures will occur at the Biomechanical and Motor Control Laboratory and LTIV Laboratory at Gymnastik- och idrottshogskolan (GIH).

What are the benefits?

Participating as a volunteer you will receive a gift from GIH and the following information below that will help you improve your training settings:

  • Maximal VO2 consumption
  • Ventilatory/heart rate thresholds
  • Cycling maximal power output and wattage/body mass ratio
  • Cycling and running asymmetries

IMPORTANT: finishing the three-day protocol you might be invited to participate in our second study that will provide information about morphological and mechanical asymmetries of plantar flexor muscles (Achilles tendon included).

Contact

Julio Cezar; julio.cezar@gih.se, doktorand, Tel: 0737-36 50 69

Tiago Jacques; tiago.jacques@gih.se, doktorand, Tel: 0720-46 99 09

Toni Arndt; toni.arndt@gih.se, professor, supervisor