Seated Vs Out The Saddle Climbing - Which Is Better?

Published on January 9th 2019


While on their recent trip to Oman, Chris and Emma investigated what climbing technique is better - in or out of the saddle. Heart rate and power were both recorded for the set course, but which came out best? In association with Haute Route Oman. GCN Fan Kit Sale - Up To 40% Off: Subscribe to GCN: Register your interest in the GCN Club: Submit your content with our new uploader: Join our Facebook community: With thanks to The Shangri La Hotel. Chris and Emma do science! Climbing out of the saddle is a good technique for very steep gradients and the opposite is the same for seated climbing. Emma naturally prefers out the saddle, where Chris is different - let's see how the different techniques compare in terms of power output and heart rate for a set climbing course. What's your preferred climbing technique? Let us know in the comments below. 👇 If you enjoyed this video, make sure to give it a thumbs up and share it with your friends. 👍 If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link - Watch more on GCN... Emma's Uphill Hour Record 📹 Music: Epidemic Sound Curves - Ealot Going Places - Ealot Hometown (Clean Version) - Killrude Party Bangers - Qeeo Photos: © Velo Collection (TDW) / Getty Images & © Bettiniphoto /