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revised Is there a specific, efficient way to pedal a road bike?
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comment Is there a specific, efficient way to pedal a road bike?
@Ivo: You are absolutely right, this is not the only factor that influences the efficiency, but is the easiest to understand and control from "user" perspective. The actual dynamics is much more complex (I did once full dynamics study of the system as a university project, differential equations and all) and the full treatment is probably more suitable for physics-SE.
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answered Is there a specific, efficient way to pedal a road bike?
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comment Is there a specific, efficient way to pedal a road bike?
@Ivo: Somewhat simplified explanation is that the closer to the fingers you step on the pedal, the greater the lever on which your legs exert force on the pedal. The lever is your foot; if you step on the pedal with your heel, you'll find it much more difficult to move forward. Of course the actual body mechanics is much more complex, but the resultant effect is similar.
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comment Reducing wrist pain/weakness during exercising
Thanks for the advice -- I've been looking in some ways to remove the problem altogether at work (adjustable-height desk, better chair, ergonomic keyboard), but due to the specifics of the workplace, this could take a few months for some of the items. I'm looking for an interim solution in the meantime that will allow me to train with similar intensity and load.
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comment Reducing wrist pain/weakness during exercising
@jamesnvc: Something like 6-8 weeks, probably. Indeed the pain was reduced a bit since I started, now that you mentioned it, but it's still there.
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