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?

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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. 

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