Just trying to pull some info together and find if there was any truth/worth in combining the use of Mid Cassette + Small front cog (Shane Millar - big cog small cog tests) and a raised front wheel (50mm or more on top of normal wheel stand) to better target part of the pedal stroke and muscle groups that are used when climbing gradients?
I don’t have any problem out sprinting and riding with faster club riders (in my age group 56/club cycling) that are the same weight/build as me, but up hill its a different story. Yes I can do more hills in the summer - but in preparation for next year during this winter I’d like to give that area as much help as I can while using the trainer.
Currently doing 3rd season of TR and now on SSB1 Low Vol + augment with added workouts to raise TSS between that, and SSB Mid Vol, as I have previously felt burnt out by Aug doing Mid Volume plans + Club rides. I was hit by a car back in August this year (not my fault) which didn’t help weight and fitness - but thankfully escaped with a few scars, bruises an muscle tears. Recovered, lost 14 pounds over the last 3 months - down under 198lbs for first time in years, trying to get it right for 2019.
EDIT: Trainer - Elite Drivo