The point of the study was that even by increasing the individual power output of the legs in isolation the OVERALL power did not increase. So it would have very possible to do these drills with one leg in order to match the individual leg outputs to be near identical but the total power output is still unchanged. The limits of the SYSTEM cannot be overridden .....
That is your interpretation...and you are entitled to it.
But let me just point out that the study does not say anything like that. Your interpretation involves a lot of insertion of your own extensions of logic.
What they actually say
Training-induced improvements in maximal O(2) consumption (3.9 ± 6.2% vs. 0.6 ± 3.6%) and time-trial performance (1.3 ± 0.5% vs. 2.3 ± 4.2%) were similar following both interventions. We conclude that short-term high-intensity single-leg cycle training can elicit greater enhancement in the metabolic and oxidative potential of skeletal muscle than traditional double-leg cycling. Single-leg cycling may therefore provide a valuable training stimulus for trained and clinical populations."
So the facts are:
1. Both groups did improve. The improvement was "similar", but not "identical".
2. Single legged cycling may provider greater enhancement of certain measures of the muscular potential
Note that it does not
say that asymmetry cannot be improved upon, and that it would not improve
power. Nor did they really study asymmetry at all.
They were just comparing the effect of single leg exercise. Both single leg exercise and dual leg exercise lead to similar improvements
. But there was simply no study of how improving the symmetry of the power production would effect overall power in any way. All your assumptiuons are merely projections of your opinion. Note that I am willing to entertain the idea that you may actually be correct
, but they are still just your opinions at this point because the study does not address the issue at all.
It bears repeating that I am not saying you are wrong.
I am not arguing that the opposite is true.I am just pointing out that this study does not really support your assertions.
Hence why there is no contradiction in the fact that one may have differing leg power outputs and still be solid as a rock in terms of te biomechanics. One is mechanical the other is chemical.
I agree that there is no contradiction.
But that is a different question, almost completely unrelated to the one at hand.
The question is simply "Can improvements in symmetry lead to overall increase in power."
Which leads me to ask (quite sincerely) again: is this
the most convincing study that you are basing all your assertions on ?!?!?
That seems like very flimsey evidence
And considering that I have been personally insulted numerous times in this thread for my ignorance and lack of intellectual ability....and told there were many studies proving that asymmetry makes NO difference, aren't I entitled to at least see some
credible evidence ?
At this point, I don't even really care. I am having fun pointing out how "experts" on the internet are often just arrogant assholes completely fill of $hit.
Not YOU, of course...just "often".