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an instrument that measures the amount of work performed during muscular activity; see also dynamometer.
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An instrument for measuring the degree of muscular power.
Synonym(s): ergometer
[dynamo- + G. metron, measure]
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An instrument for measuring the amount of work done by a muscle or group of muscles.

er′go·met′ric (ûr′gə-mĕt′rĭk) adj.
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1. Synonym(s): dynamometer.
2. An indoor rower or pedal device used to exercise the arms and legs.
[ergo- + G. metron, measure]
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Laboratory based ergometers (e.g., SRM, Lode, Velotron, Wattbike) are still considered the "gold standard" power meters due to their high levels of validity and reliability (Abbiss et al., 2009; Earnest et al., 2005; Hopker et al., 2010; Hopkins et al., 1999; Jones, 1998; Paton and Hopkins, 2001; Reiser et al., 2000; Wainwright et al., 2017).
The subjects' first testing day consisted of: (a) taking anthropometric measures; and (b) the performance of the first cycle ergometer exercise test (CT) to exhaustion (IT).
Tests were performed on a stationary cycle ergometer, a stationary rowing ergometer, and a motorised stationary treadmill.
TELFORD, R.D., 1982, Specific performance analysis with air-braked ergometers. Part I: Aerobic measurement, J Sports Med; 22: 340-348.
After consultation with a machinist at our medical center, all of the above design criteria were met and the calf ergometer was designed and constructed.
Interestingly, most studies that investigate the potential relationships between force parameters, V[O.sub.2], lactate concentration ([Lac]) and performance over 1000 m use non-specific methods for kayakers (such as weight lifting or a cycle ergometer for the upper limbs).
On the other hand, the Concept2 ergometers only allowed symmetrical movements that resemble sculling, and investigators who focused on sculling had restricted measurements of the muscle activity to one side of the body (Nowicky et al., 2005; So et al., 2007).
It is possible that this phenomenon is the related to the ergometer that was used in the different studies.
Comparison between specific and conventional ergometers in the aerobic capacity determination in table tennis players.
No studies exist which specifically addresses the effects of familiarization session on the use of ergometers. Therefore, the main purpose of this study was to investigate how a familiarization session affects 30-s all-out test performed on an elliptical trainer compared to a cycle ergometer.
(2009) Energy systems contributions in 2000m race simulation: A comparison among rowing ergometers and water.