One-legged training?



Just seeing what the thoughts out there were on one-legged pedal stroking (not that one, haha). I went out for an easy 20 today and every 3/4 mile or so I would unclip one foot and practice "circling" with the clipped leg. (About 30 per leg or so) I don't know what good it is really, but hey, at least I got a laugh out of some old guy on the side of the road. :)
It's an excellent way to refine and hone your pedal stroke. I do one-legged peddaling every now-and-then just to remind my legs how to pedal in circles instead of squares.
and yeah, you do get strange looks from non-cyclists.
It can be good for rehab as well! But watch you don't do too much.

Maintenance of positive energy through 360 degrees rotation of the crankshaft, with both legs, is what matters.

Single legged pedaling drills, as recommended by Arnie Baker, M.D., are mostly to develop coordination. enabling the cyclist to better maintain positive energy through 360 degrees rotation of the crankshaft .

Strength is best developed through strength training.

Squats, lunges, extensions, curls, calf raises, anterior tibialis curls.
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