Cycling myth busting


Regarding on-screen advice during workouts regarding positioning and pedal mechanics etc. For me, my position on the saddle has been a revelation - turning the pelvis forward and anchoring the sit bones. I used to sit further forward on the saddle, causing discomfort. In the past, I have had experienced cyclists say to me “you only use the front bit of the saddle”…which seems a nonsense now.
Just interested what other “myths” people perhaps believed which they have since discovered to be bogus…we all know cycling is full of them. It might help others who are perhaps training, riding etc in ways that are not/no longer recommended.


For me, understanding that strength training helps cycling. In muscle fibre recruitment (fast/slow) in the quads for example. And getting muscles to engage or stay engaged say in spine stabilization/core for injury prevention and power transfer.