In the sport of "indoor" tug o'war a powerful forward force is generated in addition to a downward force which together give the ideal merging forward and downward forces for a powerful 180 deg. power stroke 11-5. When cranks are in the 11-5 position, simultaneous max force application takes place at 11 while unweighting and drawing back of foot occurs at 5, muscles are in neutral mode between 9-11 as they are being readied for max force application at 11.FrankDay said:This is a pedaling technique thread. All you do is describe the result of what you think your technique is: "180 degrees of maximal force to each crank in turn during the chain ring revolution" and you tell us to do this requires using the arms and the legs work like doing a tug-o-war. Tug-o-war has nothing to do with cycling because the feet/legs are mostly in an isometric contraction applying force in a single direction rather than moving quickly while trying to apply force in a constantly changing direction about 90 times a minute. If you were to apply for a patent for your "technique" the patent office would require you to describe your technique in enough detail that a person experienced in the area could reproduce it. You have never done this. You don't have a clue what the forces on the pedals look like or what muscles are used to generate those forces. Further, you ignore what the leg/foot is doing on the other 180 degrees of the stroke, is that leg flacid on the upstroke? If and when you are able to do this perhaps some here will take your musing seriously. I personally think you are on to something in emphasizing the top of the stroke as I believe that is the part of the stroke most available for improvement but your description of what you want to do is so juvenile that no one takes you seriously.
Only a small percentage of that possible maximal forward tug o'war force is required to give maximal pedalling torque at TDC , so there is nothing to prevent this technique being used at a cadence of 100+. Because there is no dead spot sector in this technique, timing is all important for that simultaneous switch over of power application and it is here that perfecting is required.
I can't understand why with PC's you continue to train the weakest muscles to apply minimal torque at a time when maximal torque is already being applied. If successful this would give a more unbalanced style of torque application.