tried pedalling "round" for more than 30kms... realized that with this technique i can go faster using a lower gear than what i would usually need to achieve a certain speed. but it seems my muscles are not yet used to the task so i ended up more exhausted. also, i still can't do "round" without strenuous mental effort. every now and then i had to remind myself to do it "round" because i forget....... round and round and round and round....
rereading this thread , I had an argument pala about 1 legged pedaling drills It's not mentioned in the CTS dvds daw well, I now have carmichael's book , and CTS does hve 1 legged pedaling drills and yes , Lance did do them sabi sa libro So that ends the argument
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Post by angelobryant on Sept 7, 2007 15:28:27 GMT 8
Never try single leg technique
But, Why need to train single leg technique if you can use two legs power in pedalling... I can not figure out what is the advantage... please explain further... ;D
I'll just try to put into simpler words... I'm not saying single-leg training should replace normal cycling, just that if you're serious about improving, it could be one of the numerous training techniques you could employ in your program. For discussions sake, let's focus on endurance training, not the sprints and maarat like climbs.
If you cycle on a relatively flat piece of road, you will be limited by your VO2max, that is the maximum capacity of your body to deliver oxygen to the working muscles. Say you have a VO2max of 100 (just an arbitrary number), that would mean a VO2 of 50 per leg (discounting all oxygen that the other parts of your body uses). And as endurance performance goes, there are 2 kinds of adaptations, central and peripheral. Central adaptations are those that happen in the heart, lungs, and blood (in other words, they affect the whole body). Peripheral adaptations are what happen in the working muscle (increased capacity of the muscle to take out oxygen from the blood, increased lactate use, etc).
So if you cycle at a level of 50 VO2 for each leg (since your limit is 100) the muscles in your leg will only adapt to the level it is currently doing.
With single-leg training, you can push your VO2 to probably around 80, not 100 but definitely more than the 50 per leg earlier. But all this effort is going into 1-leg. So theoretically, the skeletal muscle (peripheral) adaptations will be higher in the working leg, thereby increasing the muscle's capacity to do work.
Is that clearer now?
yes this is true but what about your lactate threshold. wouldn't doing 80% of you max VO2 lead to too much lactic acid production of that single leg. This would lead me to think that single leg pedaling is just similar to sprint training where intervals are necessary. please enlighten me. sports sci newb in the house
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