I’ve posted this in the FB Ask a Cycling Coach podcast page too…but in case they don’t pick my question and we have @mcneese.chad so who needs those three talking-heads anyway
On the workouts Coach Chad often suggests maintaining a cadence of greater than 85 and ideally upto or greater than 95 rpm.
Are there studies supporting either mitochondrial development in terms of absolute number or power as a result of sustained higher-cadence-lower-muscular-strength activity?
The reason I ask is that my natural cadence is 93-97 rpm. However as I have a Sportive that involves a series of 700m-2km 15%-30% cobbled hills (I’ll be lucky to hit 30rpm) I’ve been doing more lower cadence and out of the saddle brute-strength low-cadence knee-popping sets. Still following the power levels. I was wondering post Sportive should I keep them in my sets or return to fast spinning?