Geoff was referred to me through BeginnerTriathlete.com and his objective was to optimize his position for Comfort and Power.
Geoff's current position as you will see in his Before Fit video (see below) had some issues very common with triathletes in general.
1: Geoff"s torso is compressed. ( notice how curved it is ).
This causes your diaphragm to be restricted, which prevents you from taking full deep breaths.
2: Geoff's sacrum is rolled back, very indicative of a person who slumps in a chair while at the computer.
Posture is very important on the bike, This poor posture causes the compression of the torso as mentioned earlier, restricts your ability to look down the road causing neck pain, disengages your glutes, drastically affecting the power and efficiency of your pedal stroke.
This also causes your centre of gravity to be too far back on the bike, causing a poor handling front end which can be very unnerving on fast descents.
3: Saddle too far forward. this causes loss of power,
Yes, we want to be further forward than what we would typically be on a road bike to open up our hip angle a bit and take pressure off the hamstrings so that we can run faster, sooner when we get off the bike, however too far forward cause loss of power and the we lose the ability to efficiently use our hamstrings at all, putting excess pressure on the quads.
Effectively we end up pushing the pedals back instead of down.
4: Not enough leg extension
This decrease pedal efficiency especially coming over the top of the pedal stroke where most cyclists have a major dead spot
5: Arms too stretched out
Causes the rider to hold themselves in position using upper body strength
You need to supported skeletally on the aerobars so that you can relax the upper body and put all of your energy in to your pedal stroke.
These are just a few of the issues that can be resolved with a proper bike fit.
Watch Geoff's After fit video and listen to what he has to say, I couldn't have said it better myself.
Have a great race at Mt Tremblant Geoff
GEOFF BEFORE FIT