Oct 14

RPM2 Testing Updates with Alison Tetrick

As we have mentioned in previous posts, Cylance Pro Cycling’s team member Alison Tetrick has been performing tests with RPM² footbeds. Like the rest of the women’s team, Alison Tetrick has been using RPM² throughout her racing season to monitor power output and bilateral symmetry. When a discrepancy in her symmetry was noticed, she began a testing protocol with RPM² footbeds and range of motion exercises. She has previously made videos and shared her data with knee extension and hip flexion exercises. Recently, Alison took a closer look at standing force and how injuries affect bilateral symmetry.

Standing Force and the Impact of Injuries on Symmetry

Alison Tetrick is an accomplished and renowned athlete. In 2010, she endured and recovered from a cycling injury. Even though the injury has not affected her record-breaking performance in competitions, its lingering effects have shown up in data collected by RPM² footbed technology.

After taking a short break from her testing protocol, Alison remarked, “It was beneficial to get into a routine to complete the exercises, and after a few weeks of not doing the [range of motion] exercises, I have felt some detraining in the flexibility and strength.  I think it has been useful to remind by body to engage some muscles and balance that it hasn’t for several years.”

When discussing the results of standing force, she stated, “It is interesting to see my injured leg catching up with the strength and flexibility of my dominant leg…My dominant side became much more dominant as I healed.  Through continuing the exercises, I was able to recover and re-engage my injured side to return to pre-crash force and start making improvements again.”

Below is a graph of her standing force results as of now. She will continue to monitor her progress in the coming weeks.


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