What constitues good pedaling technique? Are you getting the most out of your pedal stroke? How can you improve your biomechanics?
Each of these questions is addressed in a pedal stroke analysis at Whole Athlete. The analysis provides a detailed picture of torque production and distribution throughout the pedal stroke. Using CompuTrainer SpinScan™ technology, we employ a unique protocol based on your individual power zones accurately measured in a Maximal Steady State Test. Because force production changes across different levels of intensity, we examine technique in each of the training zones to target specific areas that can be improved.
The Comprehensive Performance Analysis session takes approximately 2 - 2.5 hours including the MSS Performance test and consultation. A basic Pedal Stroke Analysis takes approximately 1.5 hrs if you already have power training data or prefer to estimate your power zones. A full summary of the analysis is provided showing your "efficiency" scores and power splits in each of the training zones. The test is performed on your own bicycle using a CompuTrainer Lab-calibrated Pro ergometer.
We highly recommend a Precision Bike Fitting prior to performing a Pedal Stroke Analysis. Most biomechanical imbalances can be addressed through proper fit.
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We have a 24-hour cancellation policy for testing and fitting appointments. The fee for canceling within one business day is $75. Because multiple appointments are commonly scheduled in succession, clients arriving more than 15 minutes late will be rescheduled.
Pedal Stroke Analysis Protocol provides useful information about the mechanics of your pedal stroke.