Hey everyone, I am curious as to what proper pedaling technique is when using flats. I did a search on the forum but all I could find were debates as to whether clipless or flats were better for efficiency. Regardless of which is better I just want to learn efficiency for flats right now. I am killing myself on climbs with my horrible technique of just putting my weight into the pedals. On flat terrain I am good about being more fluid but I still don't think I am doing it right. I know with clipless pedals your supposed to use a circular push pull motion. Does this apply to flats as well? If so is the pulling motion accomplished by pulling up on the pedal with traction from the pegs and shoes? Or maybe I am way off. Please educate me. Thanks ahead of time.