CYCLING PERFORMANCE TIPS
Last updated: 11/14/2014
You can pick the right sport drink, eat smart, and do twice a week intervals to improve your CV system (and VO2max).
But in the end it is attention to the details of technique that will make the difference in two evenly matched competitors.
It is not only the absolute power you can develop in your legs (CV system, muscle strength) but how effectively it is
delivered to the pedals.
Improving our speed on the bike is dependent on:
The most common shortfalls in technique are:
- improving our CV potential (VO2mx) intervals or HIT
- as well as fine tuning our technique.
This article nicely
reviews proper pedaling technique with several suggested exercises to improve delivery of leg power to the pedals.
- uneven cadence
- failing to apply power to the pedal throughout the full 360 degrees of rotation
- an imbalance in right versus left leg strength
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