Does anyone else have different size quads and calves?
I’m right handed, but don’t thing that makes any difference. My left leg has a larger quad muscle than the right.
I’d say I have what can be described as climbers’ legs. 478 mm left vs 463 mm right circumference. Not quite the 730 mm of Robert Forstemann!
It is because I have a left side only PM? When on the turbo and needing to increase power, I naturally apply more force with the left. As any input with the right does naff all. It might not seem much, but over a year of TR, and who knows how many intervals, my left leg has ended up doing more work than my right.
Now I understand SLD and the limitations of a left side PM, but could the software not look at power in relation to cadence? ie, power and cadence in a fixed gear will be proportional. Now, if cadence stays the same, power can be inferred from that. So if I increase the cadence with my right leg, power should go up. Or if I increase the force with my right leg and cadence stays the same ( reduced force from my left ) power should stay the same too. 250w is 96 rpm in a certain gear on my trainer. So that will still be true regardless of which leg is turning the cranks.
This relies on the user not changing gear, but then you are only cheating yourself. And I suppose some form of learning from the TR software.
Unless I have seriously missed the point here!!