Holding Position

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Holding Position

Postby Toolish » Fri Mar 21, 2014 8:31 pm

Is there anything that can be done to help hold aero position.

I have had a fit, but need to get better at staying in the aero position.

Is it a core strength thing, flexibility, or just spending time aero?
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Re: Holding Position

Postby toolonglegs » Fri Mar 21, 2014 8:40 pm

All of the above... plus it is a compromise, you can be super aero but can you make power in that position.
Personally I have trouble looking very far ahead when in position... my neck takes a lot of conditioning.
Plus the more I train in the TT position the closer my power numbers are to what I can hold on the roadie.
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Re: Holding Position

Postby ldrcycles » Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:15 pm

+1, practice practice practice. Said by someone who is neither aero nor powerful :lol: .
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Re: Holding Position

Postby thearthurdog » Sat Mar 22, 2014 4:16 pm

Riding an indoor trainer in position helps a lot as well.
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Re: Holding Position

Postby MDL » Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:27 pm

thearthurdog wrote:Riding an indoor trainer in position helps a lot as well.


So this is what you have been doing on the trainer

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Re: Holding Position

Postby clackers » Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:39 pm

Toolish wrote:
Is it a core strength thing, flexibility, or just spending time aero?


Cadel did pilates to improve core strength to let him hold his time trial position.
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