I thought I’d do a quick post on why high cadence pedalling was beneficial to all cyclists, not just roadies.
High cadence pedalling refers to cycling at a high number of revolutions per minute (RPM) and is considered important in training because it can improve several aspects of a cyclist’s performance. Here are 4 benefits:
1. Increased Efficiency:
Pedalling at a high cadence can help a cyclist to maintain a more consistent pedal stroke, which in turn can lead to improved efficiency and reduced muscle fatigue.
2. Improved Endurance:
Training at high cadences can improve a cyclist’s endurance by building up the muscles used in pedalling and allowing the cyclist to pedal for longer periods of time.
3. Reduced Injuries:
Pedalling at a higher cadence can reduce the stress on the joints and muscles, helping to prevent overuse injuries.
4. Improved Power Output:
Pedalling at a high cadence can also help to improve a cyclist’s power output over longer periods, which can be beneficial for races and other fast-paced events.
It’s important to note that high cadence pedalling should be combined with other forms of training to be most effective and avoid overuse injuries. See our post on low cadence pedalling here. Both are an important part of any cyclists training.
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