I tried my first one-legged pedaling drills this morning and didn't realize that my spin, once good, has gone out the window. The one-leg drills did NOT go very well but I'll keep working on it until I can get the idea of circles back in my legs instead of squares or the strange reverse "J" I seem to be riding right now.
Does anyone have recommendations for other drills that will help me to get my spin back?
Here's the routine from this morning ( on the trainer: )
- Left Leg-- 2 min. 40-60 rpm
- Right Leg-- 2 min. 40-60 rpm
- Both Legs--2 min. 40-60 rpm
- Left Leg-- 2 min. 60-80 rpm
- Right Leg-- 2 min. 60-80 rpm
- Both Legs--2 min. 60-80 rpm
It was supposed to increase in tempo from there but my skills were so week that I could barely keep above the recommended tempo on the second set.
One more note:If you're considering trying this exercise and you, like me, don't have a very good spin, your legs will SCREAM after one or two reps. I thought my legs were getting pretty fit after several weeks of riding...how wrong I was.
Thanks in advance,