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comment Is there a specific, efficient way to pedal a road bike?
Another thing that should be taken into consideration is that the frequency of rotation has an influence on your efficiency (of your muscles rather than mechanical). So if you were to create an extremely large lever, it would also influence your rotational speed (the longer way will take you longer) and thus might have a 'negative' influence on your efficiency.
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comment Is there a specific, efficient way to pedal a road bike?
Great answer @Mindcorrosive. There's another factor that's important and that's that the positioning of your foot determines the angles of your ankle, knee and hip (assuming your stuck on the saddle). Changing these angles influences the optimal length of your muscles, which can have a significant effect on your efficiency. Furthermore, some of your muscles are biarticular (spanning two joints) and they require a certain position to be used effectively.
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comment How does one properly 'cool down'?
I'm slightly annoyed that my answer is lacking any suggestions for weight lifting or more strength based sports. Would anyone recommend them cooling down and how?
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Would you care to explain why this is the most efficient way to pedal?
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answered What specific exercises can be done in a swimming pool to aid recovery after a workout?
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comment What exercises are good to build up to performing chin-ups?
Doing negative chin ups means your muscles are doing an eccentric contraction, which happens to be much stronger than a concentric contraction, because rather than needing to shorten against the load, you're slowing elongating the muscle from a shortened position. I reckon it's beneficial because while it's 'easier' you're at least able to do it and possibly even repeat it.
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comment Are video games like Wii Fit Plus actually any good for losing weight?
Nice edit @Kronos :-)
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answered Why rest between sets?