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Eccentric cycling training

Eccentric exercise training is widely known to initiate muscular hypertrophy and consequent eccentric strength gains. Moreover a number of recent studies (Gerber et al. 2007; LaStayo et al. 2000 and Gross et al., 2010; Leong et al. 2013) have demonstrated that eccentric cycling training can cause significant hypertrophy in the active muscle. In particular Leong et al. (2013) found a significantly increased maximum cycling power following an 8-week eccentric cycling training intervention. These outstanding results but also consistent requests from customers caused RBM elektronik-automation GmbH to develop an eccentric high performance cycling ergometer. We are therefore proud to announce the first commercially available eccentric cycling ergometer which can now be used for research, training and testing.

Experience the unique benefits of eccentric cycling! High intensity work with lower metabolic cost to increase concentric and eccentric muscle strength for more power production.


Highlighted features:

  • Bidirectional 10 to 100 RPM
  • Maximum power output up to 1000 watts from 40 to 100 RPM
  • Low cadences with high workloads
  • Smooth accelerations
  • Eccentric exercises in isokinetic and constant power mode
  • Concentric exercises in isokinetic mode
  • Mixed load profiles backward/forward, eccentric/concentric and isokinetic/power
  • Feedback display
  • Export feature for research

Typical applications:

  • Strength training
  • Coordination training and fall protection
  • COPD and cardiac rehabilitation
  • Cruciate ligament rupture and replacement rehabilitation
  • Post Covid rehabilitation




Cyclus2 Brochure (PDF)
Cyclus2 Brochure (PDF)
Eccentric Cycle Training (PDF)
Eccentric Cycle Training (PDF)

Literature reference eccentric training

  • Hoppeler, H.:
    Eccentric exercise: physiology and application in sport and rehabilitation, 2015, New York: Routledge
  • Dufour SP, Doutreleau S, Lonsdorfer-Wolf E, Lampert E, Hirth C, Piquard F, Lonsdorfer J, Geny B, Mettauer B, Richard R.
    Deciphering the metabolic and mechanical contributions to the exercise-induced circulatory response: insights from eccentric cycling; Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2007 Apr;292(4):R1641-8
  • Isner-Horobeti ME, Dufour SP, Vautravers P, Geny B, Coudeyre E, Richard R.
    Eccentric exercise training: modalities, applications and perspectives;Sports Med. 2013 Jun;43(6):483-512.