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    • #4777
      Avatarpennys
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      week one, 12 week wt loss/training plan, workout #6.

      I had a really hard timewith the one legged drills. I feel like I must have a major flaw in my pedal stroke as I couldn't find a gear or rhythym that would allow me to have a smooth one legged stroke. Rt leg is definately worse that left. It was better in a higher gear ( but not great) but not even close for desired cadence. I just tried to find a place to get smooth and not worry about the rest.

      I know enough about pedaling to never point my toes ( feet level) useing my ankle, the “scrape' when you come back around. I am using SPDS with a hard sole race style mtb shoe.

      The most problem was on the top

    • #5761
      AvatarLynda
      Keymaster

      Spin bikes have a 45lb flywheel which will push your leg over the dead-spot at the top of the pedal stroke for you.

      First priority is to be smooth and pedal with skill and efficiency. These are skill drills. Gradually bring back in the cadence goals as your skills increase.

    • #5763
      Avatarpennys
      Member

      thank you.

      Is the dead spot indicative of techinique that needs improving, or more how a geared bike on a trainer is?

      I see I get to try again on Monday.Cool

    • #5768
      AvatarLynda
      Keymaster

      It is an area of

    • #5783
      Avatardirtmom
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    • #5785
      AvatarLynda
      Keymaster

      Correct, a spin bike is not the preferred place to build the skill one leg pedaling drills aim to due to compensation on the back side of the pedal stroke

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