Originally Posted by coapman
You being the coach should be able to explain why ?
The situation (track vs road, vs MTB) and the duration of the event determines how power is applied through the pedal stroke. Training specifically for any event takes care of this.
You are trying to say there is a better way of pedalling in time trials but have not presented any data that this actually happens despite the equipment to test this hypothesis being available for 30+ years.
Frank is trying to say that we should pedal differently to how we intend to perform and that using a crank that forces this change will cause changes that will remain after we go back onto normal cranks for competition. Again not presenting any data to prove this happens and plenty of well performed research to show that no change in force application around the pedal stroke allows for greater overall power, that training like this provides a better training stimulus and that the new technique is retained when a rider goes back onto normal cranks. Neither published or anecdotally.