Well, that could be an advantage depending upon the direction that the force is being applied and also it depends upon what is going on over the other 2/3 of the stroke. The bike doesn't give a whit what the maximum power applied during the stroke is, it only knows what the average power is around the circle. Concentrating on only part of the stroke may not give the best total outcome.coapman said:1 Why is physiologically impossible to apply such force, I don't remove full force, normal torque is applied from 3 to 5 o'c. The advantage of my technique is that it enables one to apply maximal torque through 12,1,2 and 3 o'c.
Another problem you have is you tell us you know exactly what your feet are doing but you have never measured the forces to confirm. Sometimes what we think we are doing and what we really are doing can be miles apart. When you can show everyone what you do (rather than just telling them) then you will start to gain a little credibility as to your technique and its possibilities.2 I fully realize what goes on during the backstroke, I spent over a year experimenting in that sector. What that taught me was, except for unweighting any extra pedaling work attempted here resulted in a loss of torque in the downstroke. Having said that my legs are not idling there, the muscles are being prepared with spring loaded effect for that instant application of maximal torque at TDC.