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How do I increase my cadence?

When trying to increase cadence, you are teaching yourself a new activity. Some athletes find that they bounce on the saddle when trying to spin at a higher cadence. Rest assured that when the neuromuscular pathways are in place you will not bounce. Try increasing your cadence to the point when you feel yourself bouncing and then back off by 10 pedal strokes. So if you bounce at 97 rams try riding at 87 rams and perfect that cadence. You will soon find that riding at 87 RPMs is easy and you will be able to bring it up to 90. Work in small increments and you will adapt properly to the new activity. The most important thing is to keep at it, it will come! Neuromuscular adaptations take time and repletion to establish the proper recruitment patterns. This is time well spent, though, as a rider with a higher cadence is often more efficient and will be able to ride longer and harder without fatiguing.

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