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Muscles Used

In studio/indoor cycling the muscles of the legs produce flexion and extension at the hip, knee and ankle joints to turn the pedals.  In cycling there are two parts to the pedal stroke – the propulsion and recovery phases.  

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Propulsion Phase

Recovery Phase

Joint Action

Prime Mover

Joint Action

Prime Mover

Hip Extension

Gluteus Maximus

Hip Flexion


Knee Extension


Knee Flexion


Ankle Extension-Plantar Flexion

Gastronemius & Soleus

Ankle flexion - Dorsi flexion

Tibialis anterior