brendancg wrote:if your strength is greater the efforts required will be less? If I have a 1RM of 100kg my pedal force required will be 20kg if 1/5 of my strength. Surely if I increase my 1RM to 120kg then without any increase in weight and gravity staying the same I reduce the effort required to 1/6 of my strength and so on. With reduced percentage effort on my legs (largest muscle groups in my body) then my spare aerobic capacity will increase?
that's like saying you'll save fuel by buying a car with a bigger motor - it's not working as hard as the little buzzbox you had so it must be more efficient. strength is just the capacity to exert a maximum force, it's not the efficiency with which it's exerted.