Title

Biomechanical Modification of an Elliptical Trainer

Date

5-29-2014 9:00 AM

End Time

29-5-2014 11:00 AM

Location

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

Department

Health, Physical Education and Exercise Science

Session Chair

Daryl Thomas

Session Chair

Janet Roberts

Session Chair

Natalie DeWitt

Session Title

Health/ Physical Education/Exercise Science Poster Session

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Brian Caster

Presentation Type

Poster session

Abstract

Studies have shown that elliptical trainers cause anterior rotation of the pelvis. This anterior rotation of the pelvis increases back extension and muscle overloading in the quadriceps which leads to joint loading on the knees and quicker fatigue for the user. The current study was designed to counteract that loading by modifying the elliptical trainer to maintain constant heel contact. The heel contact causes the hamstrings to engage, thus, removing stress from the quadriceps. The study included three participants who supported the modifications for future use.

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May 29th, 9:00 AM May 29th, 11:00 AM

Biomechanical Modification of an Elliptical Trainer

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

Studies have shown that elliptical trainers cause anterior rotation of the pelvis. This anterior rotation of the pelvis increases back extension and muscle overloading in the quadriceps which leads to joint loading on the knees and quicker fatigue for the user. The current study was designed to counteract that loading by modifying the elliptical trainer to maintain constant heel contact. The heel contact causes the hamstrings to engage, thus, removing stress from the quadriceps. The study included three participants who supported the modifications for future use.