Cycling 101 – Basic formwork and Pedal Stroke concepts
Cycling can be as basic as simply pushing your pedals down to move your bike forward, but what if you could use your body and core to efficiently propel your bike forward? What if you could efficiently pedal with the hips and legs so that every pedal stroke became purposeful? What if the pedal stroke was broken down so that every portion of the stroke made the bike move quicker, enabling the cyclist to become more efficient and more powerful?
This unique, interactive class approaches cycling in a revolutionary way, as both new and experienced athletes are taught precisely HOW to make the most of their pedal stroke. It starts at the absolute basics, going over the small details that are often overlooked and taken for granted. Examining those small details will help the participants become the most efficient cyclist they can be.
This course is taught by USA Cycling Coach Sarah Farsalas and will consist of the topics shown below. Because the class size is kept small, there will be room to adapt the content to the individual participants.
- Basic discussion of the body in movement, specifically focusing on the three planes of motion and where cycling fits into this concept
- Core Adaptation to the bike
- In depth discussion of all phases of the pedal stroke and muscle usage within each phase, using the “triangle” concept
- Drill work to begin training the brain to send the proper neuromuscular signals to our working muscle groups
- At home practice drills
Date: January 4, 2015
Time: 9:30 –11:00 a.m.
Location: LifeStart Central Park. 4225 Naperville Rd, Lisle, IL 60532
Class size: Limited to 6 athletes
Clinic Requirements: Your bike, bike trainer. If you don’t have a trainer, we might be able to loan you one!
- Class registration fee is non-refundable.
- By registering for this activity, I confirm that I have read and agree to the Experience Triathlon Release and Waiver of Liability Agreement.