- Feb 6, 2010
- Central Texas
Thanks for the compliment on my powers of observation. I'm not sure how much a leg weighs, however 'unweighing' the pedal does lessen the force required on the other leg and when we're talking hundreds & hundreds of strokes, does add up. I look forward to practicing this until it becomes automatic. It will also allow me to exercise the opposite muscle group instead of just letting it "go for a ride". I was reminded of a few decades ago when I learned to snow ski single-footed by unweighing the inner (up hill) ski. Took me awhile to master, but allowed me to carve really nice parallel turns and endlessly link them all the way down the hill. That was quite a break-through.