Christian Vande Velde
2x🇺🇸Olympian, 2xTop 10 TourDeFrance
Yeah. Brett. Is it better to stand up while climbing Hills or change gears and stay seated? Great question when you're watching the Tour de France, for example, the reason why they're seated as much as they are is just because of efficiency when you stand up you're using your entire upper body, obviously and that elevates your heart rate that elevates your respiration rate and you're not as efficient and you can't sustain that for as long. So when you see these guys racing up, the Alps and the Pyrenees, 30 minutes, 45 minutes in length per Klein there. 80% 90% of times. In the cell is not as easy to generate that kind of power. But that's what they're paid to do. I like to get a sale and I actually used to train that quite a bit to be as efficient as possible out of the cell. I will also say that it's aerodynamic as well. So it's less aerodynamic to be standing up. So even at slower speeds, when you're going up a climb, whether it be 10, 12, 15 miles per hour, you still catching all that win on your front side into a lot easier to be in the sale room. Better are dynamically, at least. East. But at home these days. I'm not as efficient the so I love to get a self. Yeah, it's whatever you do to feel comfortable these days. But if you want to be and in the Tour de France, you have to be very efficient in the saddle.