Great question about how to incorporate ‘Pedal Stroke’ Drills into Training.
I use them personally and with clients but beyond a basic ability to coordinate the pedal stroke I , and many really smart researchers, believe pushing down hard makes you faster.
Further, we can make our pedal stroke ’round’ or ‘smooth’ but does this actually improve performance ?
Beyond the science stuff that we can debate and throw studies around the bigger question is do you see an improvement after a week? or a month? AND how could you spend that time ?
Pedaling through loose / slimy / slippery and steep terrain will make your pedal stroke great and tell you when form is suffering.
What do you think ?