Since I got my clipless pedals and bike shoes (Yaah -- I found size 49 Nikes), I found that suddenly I can really stand up and pound my way up hills with supremo confidence. I have a hybrid with bar ends so I can really crank out of the saddle.
But......is it better to grind it out while seated ? Does it work you more staying seated ? Stylistically, if I stand, should I lean forward as well or stay vertical ?
Answering my own question somewhat, I found when I stood up, I worked a lot harder, went faster, and almost fell out of the saddle with exhaustion because I pushed it too hard But that could be a good thing I guess - felt like I was hammering on a StairMaster
Note: I tried searching the archives in case this was discussed four hundred times before, but got 401 posts back -- none of them seemingly related to what I was looking for