Adjustment of the correct sitting position on bicycle of recreational cyclists : inspiration for physical education at school
Jan Kresta, Martin Škopek, Pavel Ponížil
Introduction: In cycling we accept paradigm that the correct sitting position while riding a bicycle is a basic prerequisite for efficient pedaling. Many racing and recreational cyclists have sitting position set badly. Aim of Study: The aim of our study is to describe the differences in adjustment of various sitting positions using the Retül technique in contrast to the original adjustment set by the rider himself. Material and Methods: A research sample consisted of 42 recreational riders (18–50 years old) who were set up using the Retül technique and compared to the previous state of set-up. Results: More than 80 % of riders had the sitting position set badly in main parameters (saddle height and handlebar drop, distance of the saddle and handlebar). Conclusion: Overall, 83.4% of individuals had the sitting position set badly. After adjusting the correct sitting position on the bicycle, riders have created better conditions for the proper technique of pedaling a bicycle. We present recommendations for school physical education. The publication has been carried out within an internal grant PF UJEP 2018. Keywords: cycling, Retül, sitting position
Kresta, J., Škopek, M., & Ponížil, P. (2019). Adjustment of the correct sitting position on bicycle of recreational cyclists : inspiration for physical education at school. Journal of Outdoor Activities, 13(1), 19–24.