JayKosta wrote:backdoor wrote:...
The sensible way to go is to effectively increase power where the leg is idling.
Yes, short term power could be increased that way, but at what cost to endurance due to increased muscle fatigue? It wouldn't be wise to activate low efficiency muscles that drain O2 and fuel except for short duration critical needs.
Endwell NY USA
You have not read my explanation for Anquetil's extra power in time trials on the previous page or if you did, you did not understand it.
The objective of the non round ring rider is to attempt to apply additional minimal torque to the crank around 3 o'c with the same leg that is already applying maximal torque, the objective of Anq's semi circular technique is to apply additional maximal torque to the crank when both legs of the natural pedaller are idling.