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Discussion: at your least your cadence woes

in: Work4justice; Work4justice > 2020-01-26

Jan 28, 2020 2:06 PM # 
Mr Wonderful:
put you in good company!
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Jan 29, 2020 2:28 AM # 
JayXC:
Think ‘back and forth’ with your feet, you’re just stomping down.
Jan 29, 2020 12:02 PM # 
Work4justice:
Helpful!!! Thanks JayXC
Jan 29, 2020 7:08 PM # 
Bash:
A triathlete once told me to think of making full circles with my feet instead of just pushing down. It sounds like you approach it a little differently, JayXC? I'm always open to cadence strategies!
Jan 30, 2020 12:45 AM # 
Work4justice:
The back and forth was great for a rhythm.
Jan 30, 2020 1:52 PM # 
JayXC:
muscles-used-in-pedal-stroke

Circles works as well but there's really not much to help you with the up besides that tiny little muscle in your calf. I suspect riding your bike more than once a year would help you Bash ;-)

My running cadence and my cycling cadence are nearly identical. I wonder if that's true for everyone.
Jan 30, 2020 4:42 PM # 
Mr Wonderful:
yes I think 60 rpm / 120 spm sounds spot on for me!
Jan 30, 2020 5:31 PM # 
Work4justice:
Thanks (again) to JayXC my run cadence trends higher but thinking with some work I can get the bike into the range.
Jan 30, 2020 5:48 PM # 
Bash:
What an awesome diagram - thanks! My calves are my only athletic-looking body parts but apparently that's not much help - especially when I don't ride my bike enough. :)

My cycling cadence is higher than my running cadence but that only happened because there were a few years when I used my trainer a lot and became aware of the number. Although I tried for a while, my running cadence seems to be limited by my inadequate engine. On a bike, gears help with that.

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