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An instrument for measuring the amount of work done by a muscle or group of muscles.

[Greek ergon, work; see werg- in Indo-European roots + -meter.]

er′go·met′ric (ûr′gə-mĕt′rĭk) adj.
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1. (General Physics) a dynamometer
2. (Rowing) Also called: erg (informal) or ergo a type of exercise machine in which the action of rowing is simulated by the pulling of a strong flexible cord wound round a flywheel
[C20: from Greek ergon work + -meter]
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(ɜrˈgɒm ɪ tər)

a device for measuring the physiological effects of a period of work or exercise, as calories expended while bicycling.
er`go•met′ric (-gəˈmɛ trɪk) adj.
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Noun1.ergometer - measuring instrument designed to measure powerergometer - measuring instrument designed to measure power
measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system - instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something
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Activities include Ergometer Education competitions, kids' crafts, and Instagrammable photo opportunities with elite athletes or with you as a rower in action.
Prior to each testing session, the calibration of the Hammer ergometer was carried out according to the manufacturer's recommendations.
Helena Horder, Ph.D., from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, and colleagues conducted a stepwise-increased maximal ergometer cycling test to evaluate cardiovascular fitness among a systematic subsample of 191 women.
Aims and Objectives: The aim of this study was to assess the gender differences in muscle functions using hand-grip dynamometer, Mosso's ergograph, bicycle ergometer, and respiratory endurance in young adults.
Techniques were used video with the camera, "Sony HDR--CX360VE" with a scan rate of 200 frames/sec., and physiological research of maximum power under a speed--power on a platform strain gauge (ergometer), Kistler type 9290BD.
(24), submitted 12 cyclists to two randomly ordered stepwise incremental tests and two randomly ordered 1-hr time trials on the cycle ergometer. They reported no improvement of performance by wearing a waist-to-ankle compression garment.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The scientists built a compact human centrifuge with an exercise component or a cycle ergometer that a person can pedal as the centrifuge spins.
There was no mention of what the SCIFIT upper arm ergometer costs (February, Quick Winter Workouts).
Therefore, this study concentrates on designing an ergometer which helps to perform simple repetitive movements which have shown to accelerate recovery of limb function [10].
There are numerous ways for the evaluation of selected populations, in the present study we have taken 2 0 college students and they were made to do exercise both on step-test and bicycle ergometer. This kind of test utilizes sub-maximal exercise instead of maximal exercise and has been used to estimate V[O.sub.2] max, these estimations are based on the correlation and regression among the recovery heart-rate after exercise [5].
To assess their maximal oxygen uptake (V[O.sub.2]max) and anaerobic threshold (AT), the dancers performed a standard graded bicycle ergometer exercise test until volitional exhaustion prior to and after the supplementary training.