I started my first Trainerroad Workout 1 1/2 weeks ago and I realized that I am using two different pedal techniques. I hope I am able to explain them:
- I feel pressure beneath my feeds when I kick the pedal. This technic seems to come more out of the whole body. My hip moves a little bit.
- My upper body almost does not move. My lower legs and my feeds are relaxed. It seems the power comes primary out of my upper legs. This one is a bit more challanging for me, probably since I just discovered this kind of pedaling. It seems that since my upper body is very relaxed I cannot get power from it so it has to be substituted by the upper legs.
Oh, I hope you guys know what I am talking about, it is a bit difficult to explain.
My question would be which one should I focus on so it becomes my normal way of pedaling during long distance gravel/bikepacking rides? And when should I use the first over the second, vice versa?