Trunk Pelvic Roll: Climbing

Triathlon & Time Trials | Climbing | Sprinting
Paceline & Tempo | Special Situations

It is well accepted that the transition from seated to an off-the-saddle climbing position results in the loss of at least one half-wheel length. The deceleration is noticeable when there is no attention to the skill involved in the task. Using the trunk pelvic roll can transition the athlete to a climbing position while applying moments of inertia to the crankarms. The purpose of the task is to maintain velocity during the transition from the seated to the off-the-saddle position.