Shoe orthosis made of carbon are expected to influence the biomechanical and anatomical structures of the foot in such a way that asymmetries are reduced. The effects of cycling-specific carbon insoles were evaluated with respect to their impact on the lateral difference on pedal forces of the left and right leg during different cycling specific tests. Eight male cyclists and 2 male triathletes were tested twice for lateral difference in a randomized blind application regarding (a) mean power, (b) tangential/propulsive force, and (c) efficiency during 30 s at 280 W submaximal steady-state exercise with randomized application of a standard insole or the cycling-specific carbon insole. The same parameters were measured twice during a 20 s isokinetic all-out sprint test. There was no general significant difference in all tests between the carbon insole and the standard insole.
|Translated title of the contribution||The effect of carbon insole on left and right pedal forces cycling|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Sports Orthopaedics and Traumatology|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Nov 2014|
- Pedal forces