The perfect pedal stroke

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Thursday, March 15, 2007
By Yokota Fritz

Bicycling Magazine's website has a good article about maximizing your power output on a pedal stroke for fast cycling. According to Todd Carver, biomechanist at Colorado's Boulder Center for Sports Medicine, cyclists can churn out the same amount of power at a heart rate with as many as five beast per minute lower with proper ankling (as shown in the article; not the injury-causing technique of the past). This stroke is for flat terrain at threshold, or time trial, intensity. Read more at

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