Identifies segmental movement dysfunction and helps relate areas of impairment with areas of pain (for example, hip flexor muscle tightness can cause back pain with cycling).
A saddle too low increases pressure on knees, increasing risk for patellar tendinitis or generalized knee pain.
A saddle too high increases the risk of saddle sores and Achilles tendinitis from pointing your ankles/toes too long.
Forward reach distance
Improper reach can increase shoulder pain or cause hip joint pain from your hands being too close or too far away from your hips.
Aim for between 90 and 110 revolutions per minute for efficiency and to decrease stress on joints and muscles.
Helps support the trunk with prolonged upper extremity weight bearing and can decrease risk of low back pain and saddle sores (by decreasing hip rocking while seated).
Proper cleat position can help decrease risk of Achilles tendinitis, knee pain, IT Band pain, and can improve efficiency.
Proper shoulder position helps to decrease neck pain caused by upper trapezius muscle tightness and reduce numbness in the arms and hands.