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Riding with one foot(8 posts)

Riding with one footFrith
Jan 3, 2003 10:01 AM
Anybody do this as a training method. I did it sort of by accident one day and discovered it's a great way to work all the muscle groups in a full spin.
I try just a couple rotations sometimes...exhausting nmishmael
Jan 3, 2003 11:59 AM
I try just a couple rotations sometimes...exhausting nmSadlebred
Jan 3, 2003 1:06 PM
It is called Isolated Leg Training or ILT's and is done quite often. Work on your technique--spin in a circle and spin smoothly. Try to find the weak spots in your pedal stroke and even them out. Don't try to go too fast; a good cadence is about 90 rpm. Start off with 30 seconds and try to work your way up to 2 minutes.

Try these links:
http://www.computrainer.com/html/manuals/workout/Leg_Training.html

http://www.bikesportmichigan.com/bikes/trainer112299.shtml
re: Riding with one foothrv
Jan 3, 2003 1:02 PM
I do 3 x 2 minutes, each leg, esp. after weights. Major improvement in my pedal stroke.

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improves form like nothing elsewheelsucker
Jan 3, 2003 2:54 PM
I do this when I first start training each season, and maybe a couple times a month during the season as a warmup. it really help with form, I just put it on any easy gear and go for 4 mins x 3 for each leg.
Bad Memoriespeter in NVA
Jan 3, 2003 1:50 PM
Two years ago crashed on ice riding my cross in the woods.
Broke my leg and pedaled back in the snow 5 miles to home using one leg. Of course I was totally in denial, convinced I only sprained my ankle...till the xray.
I do it on the trainer during winter.look271
Jan 3, 2003 3:38 PM
Smoothes out the pedal stroke. Alot. I'll do about 2-3 reps on each leg, each rep consisting of 2-3 minutes, resting for 1 minute between each series of reps (so you've effectively rested each leg 2 minutes each rep).
re: Riding with one footspuncrazy
Jan 5, 2003 6:18 AM
Great exercise for the old "scrape pull" routine. I do it all the time on the rollers. It really lets you know if you have a sloppy pedal/cleat connection. It's amazing how much the power drops off without one leg, seems like alot more than 50%. There must be some quantum mathmatical calculation for adding/deleting a second leg.