In a couple of the training books I’ve read - The Well-Built Triathlete (by Matt Dixon) and The Triathlete’s Training Bible (by Joe Friel), they reference doing a decent amount of low-cadence work in pre-season:
From The Well-Built Triathlete, in context of the pre-season phase:
“For both developing and experienced athletes, there is heavy emphasis on muscular recruitment and strength in this phase, with low-cadence, medium-effort intervals included once or twice in weekly training.”
Joe Friel also recommends a focus on low-cadence training for improving muscular force.
In TR I’ve noticed there doesn’t seem to be many workouts that incorporate low-cadence training (from the plans I’ve viewed). Is there a specific reason for leaving this out?
It’d be interesting to hear the thoughts of @chad on this.