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A Role for Trunk Function in Elite Recumbent Handcycling Performance?
Vrije Univ Amsterdam, Fac Behav & Human Movement Sci, Amsterdam, Netherlands.;Amsterdam Rehabil Res Ctr, Amsterdam, Netherlands..ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1796-2818
Vrije Univ Amsterdam, Fac Behav & Human Movement Sci, Amsterdam, Netherlands.;Amsterdam Rehabil Res Ctr, Amsterdam, Netherlands.;Amsterdam Inst Sport Sci, Ctr Adapted Sports Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands..ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8463-2563
Amsterdam Rehabil Res Ctr, Amsterdam, Netherlands.;Heliomare Rehabil Ctr, Res & Dev, Wijk Aan Zee, Netherlands.;Univ Groningen, Univ Med Ctr Groningen, Ctr Human Movement Sci, Groningen, Netherlands..
Univ Groningen, Univ Med Ctr Groningen, Ctr Human Movement Sci, Groningen, Netherlands.;Univ Groningen, Univ Med Ctr Groningen, Ctr Rehabil, Groningen, Netherlands.;Loughborough Univ, Sch Sports Exercise & Hlth, Peter Harrison Ctr Disabil Sport, Loughborough, Leics, England..ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8472-334X
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2021 (English)In: Journal of Sports Sciences, ISSN 0264-0414, E-ISSN 1466-447X, Vol. 39, no 20, p. 2312-2321Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Handcycling classification considers trunk function, but there is limited scientific evidence of trunk involvement in recumbent performance. This study investigated the association between trunk function and recumbent handcycling performance of athletes without upper-limb impairments (H3-H4 sport classes). The study was divided into two parts. First, 528 time-trial results from 81 handcyclists with spinal cord injury (SCI) were obtained between 2014 and 2020. Average time-trial velocity was used as performance measure and SCI level as trunk function determinant. Multilevel regression analysis was performed to analyse differences in performance among SCI groups while correcting for lesion completeness, sex, and age. Second, in 26 handcyclists, standardised trunk flexion strength was measured with a handheld dynamometer. Peak and mean power-output from a sprint test and time-trial average velocity were used as performance measures. Spearman correlations were conducted to investigate the association between trunk strength and performance. Results showed that the different SCI groups did not exhibit significant differences in performance. Furthermore, trunk flexion strength and performance exhibited non-significant weak to moderate correlations (for time-trial speed: rs = 0.36; p = 0.07). Results of both analyses suggest that trunk flexion strength does not seem to significantly impact recumbent handcycling performance in athletes without upper-limb impairments.

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Taylor & Francis, 2021. Vol. 39, no 20, p. 2312-2321
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Para-cycling, paralympic classification, trunk strength, average velocity, time trial, sprint test
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URN: urn:nbn:se:gih:diva-6737DOI: 10.1080/02640414.2021.1930684ISI: 000657528000001PubMedID: 34078241OAI: oai:DiVA.org:gih-6737DiVA, id: diva2:1573941
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