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location Porto Alegre, Brazil
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seen Oct 29 '13 at 17:04

I am an ex-physician, have studied mechanical engineering for a while, and have a master degree in product design.

Now I work designing diagnostic equipment (surface EMG, posturography, pedobarography), dealing with system requirements, data visualization, and GUI design, and the like.

I am also a die-hard cyclist, be it trails (not much nowadays), off-road, commuting, touring or randonneuring. Besides, I have deep interests in bike design and mechanics.


Oct
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awarded  Supporter
Mar
27
comment Should cyclists use weight training to strengthen underutilized muscles?
The legs during cycling perform a quite similar movement pattern as the bipedal locomotion pattern. Our evolutionary history somewhat have "placed" massive muscles where they need to be. This is something that is being reviewed when talking about "round pedal stroke": the non-antigravitational muscle groups (posterior thigh mostly) should NOT be too demanded in the upstroke, because they don't have good efficiency in high power production: youtube.com/watch?v=dNpvASJDpms
Mar
25
comment Is there any scientific info about effects of air pollution during exercise?
@BackInShapeBuddy that could be put into an answer! :)
Mar
24
awarded  Student
Mar
23
asked Is there any scientific info about effects of air pollution during exercise?