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Old 06-04-19, 07:24 AM
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Rooni
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Originally Posted by Baby Puke View Post
Really common when rollers/high cadences are new to you. Have someone look at your fit, bars too low/seat too high makes this worse. Relax your grip on the bars as well, basically just rest your hands in the hooks, and depending on your style, it may help to push yourself back into the saddle a little bit.

Also, you need to learn how to pedal a little differently at super-high cadences- if you just smash-smash, down-down, you'll be bouncing all over the place. You need to concentrate instead on whipping the pedal quickly along the bottom of the pedal stroke, and in your mind you need to be a little "ahead" of what your feet are doing. A former coach described this as being like advancing the timing on an engine- you mentally fire the pedal stroke a hair before you are actually there. Sounds complicated but it does become second nature with practice.
Thank you for the advice! The last couple of sessions I have really focused on pedal smoothness and "whipping the pedal" which has definitely helped as previously I was just mashing the pedals. My cadence has actually increased with the new focus as opposed to just pumping like a mad man!
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