Multisport Philippines aimed to help aspiring and experienced cyclists through clinics. These clinics educate these athletes to do their sports properly to avoid mistakes and injuries.
This morning, I attended the Iberet Active Biking Clinic held at Bonifacio High Street activity center in Bonifacio Global City. The speaker was Coach Patrick Joson who is a certified triathlon coach and Multisport Philippines Editor-at-Large.
Here are the few points I learned from Coach Patrick:
Riding Position – He advised to adjust the seat height to get a knee angle of 25 to 35 degrees when the pedal is at its lowest point. In this case, leg would behave more like a spring.
Pedal power – Different muscles are activated at each stage of the pedalling cycle. He recommended us to use clipless shoes (special shoes for cycling) as it transfer all the power from your leg to the pedal. Without it, it would be easy to slip off the pedal.
Cadence – There’s no perfect cadence. It always depends on your fitness and terrain. He suggested to obtain a 70 to 80 revolutions per minute (RPM). For experienced cyclists, 90 RPM.
I would like to thank Multisport Philippines for giving us opportunity to attend their FREE clinics. I read the profile of Coach Patrick in Multisport 2011 Sourcebook, I bet he is an expensive coach!