Training & Nutrition - What part(s) of your legs get sore?
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02-25-05, 10:18 PM
You know, like after a hard and/or long ride. Is is the glutes? Your calves? Hammies? Outer quads?
After a little seat adjustment my muslces are hurting like a noob's. My ankles got tired, and the end of the inner quad (that must have its own name) right down near the knee.
My glutes are never sore from riding. Neither are the back of my thighs.
When I ride hard I start feeling it in my quads (the ones on the inside) and sometimes my hamstrings. Other areas never.
02-25-05, 11:05 PM
I really felt the entire muscle groups being the Glutes, Hamstrings, Vastii group, Rectus femorous and the the all mighty ilioposas after 200 miles but the thing that hurt the most was ... my rhomboids traps and lats.
Really its not the miles -its the seat time that hurts. Can I have a amen?
02-25-05, 11:05 PM
My legs seem to hold up pretty well. I sometimes get a little stiff in my upper left calf like it wants to cramp but never does. I think it's due to a lopside pedal stroke, i.e. not smooth. Rump isn't too bad aside from a little chaffing. If nothing else, I was blessed with good quads.
02-26-05, 12:54 PM
My quads will be the most sore followed by hams then calves. Although my lower back and abs will not get sore per se, they will feel very fatigued.
02-27-05, 02:10 PM
After long rides (60+), I usually am most sore in my inner quads (Vastus Medialis). After a skiing accident (Deep laceration to the knee) they had to poke a hole through my left Vastus Medialis to get into the knee to flush it out. So as you can imagine, this is even more sore now.
02-27-05, 06:34 PM
hams and inners.. never the quads.. proper pedal stroke feels like you are scrapin mudd off your shoe.. pullin towards you.. not pushing away.. even climbing, it's more efficient to stay seated unless absolutely necessary to get up... pumpers tend to suffer more in the quads due to inefficient pedal stroke.. work on strength before the season but work on the pedal stroke too... do some single side pedaling.. either on a windtraininer with one at a time clipped in or on road purposely only using one side at a time while going thru the motions with the other.. get a feel for the ability of each leg to get a good smoothe stroke.. look for inefficiencies of the motion.. see what kind of cadence you can get out of each side before you start bouncin all over.. just an idea.. gives me an idea how balanced or unbalanced the sides are working together..
02-27-05, 06:42 PM
also depends on what kind of riding you are doing.. if off road and you are out of the saddle a lot in the rough stuff quads get it because they are bearing the brunt as shock absorbers.. on road tho if its the quads, good idea to raise the seat, and no surprise that doin so will lead to soreness in a new area.. they say only change 1/8th inch at a pop so you can adjust along the way and not get injurred(nobody likes down time)..
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