- Aug 30, 2012
I still contend that it is not common sense that applying torque evening through the cycle is more efficient that applying it unevenly. From a high school physics point of view it very simple to apply the law of conservation of energy to see there is no difference. If there is any difference it must come from some complex physiological mechanisms which are very often contrary to common sense.Originally Posted by daveryanwyoming .
Many, many ways.
Many folks think that if you can 'pull up' on the backstroke then it's only common sense that you can engage more muscles, share the work and of course your power will increase. Trouble is, it's been shown repeatedly that this common sense theory does not work in practice and efforts to pull up on the back stroke do not lead to increased power sustained for any substantial periods. Classic fail for common sense approaches.