Curious, does riding steeper climbs lead to stronger legs (in terms of actual strength building). For example, consistently riding a 12% climb for training instead of a 6% climb?
I know the angle on the bike would change and recruit muscles slightly differently. The 12% grade is more likely to bring my cadence way down, closer to that Muscle Tension Interval area. But does it help strength wise or is it just a strain on my aerobic system?
Thanks for any thoughts on this.