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An instrument with a recording device used to measure work performed by muscles under control conditions.



an instrument used for performing and measuring fixed amounts of mechanical work.

Ergometers vary according to the kind of work to be performed and the particular muscles used in the work. They may take the form of finger or hand ergometers, bicycle ergometers, treadmills (moving paths that operate at variable speeds and inclinations), steps of different heights, spring levers or pedals, and handwheels. Modern ergometers record the amount of energy expended and parameters of such physiological systems as the cardiovascular system and the respiratory system. Ergometers are used primarily in work and sports laboratories. (See also.)

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2009) Comparison between specific and conventional ergometers in the aerobic capacity determination in table tennis players.
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2005) concluded that a direct biomechanical comparison to on-water rowing would further clarify the accuracy with which land-based ergometers simulated on-water rowing.
1993) Performance and blood lactate on Gjesing and Concept II rowing ergometers.
The major product segments analyzed are Treadmills, Resistance Equipment, Elliptical Trainers, Aerobic Riders, Cross Country Ski Machines, Stationary Exercise Bicycles/ Ergometers, Benches, Ab Crunchers/ Abdominal Machines, Step Machines/ Stair Climbers, Stretching Machines, Rowing Machines, Toning Machines, and Massagers.
2005) Comparison of cardiovascular responses between upright and recumbent cycle ergometers in healthy young volunteers performing low-intensity exercise: assessment of reliability of the oxygen uptake calculated by using the ACSM metabolic equation.
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Competitive rowing is a year-round sport that typically includes the use of rowing ergometers for indoor training and as a means to assess fitness across time.
It will interface with many ergometers and treadmills.