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Old 04-27-05, 09:28 AM   #1
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My right leg is getting slightly larger and stronger in the calf area than my left leg. How do I go about getting things back equal without accidentally making my left leg stronger than my right trying to even em out? How do I make sure they don't become uneven again as they continue to grow and get stronger?

I can feel it when I'm riding, and am afraid if I don't do something about it now it'll just get worse. Thanks for any help you can offer!

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Old 04-27-05, 01:58 PM   #2
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I notice the same on my rides - my right pulls up on the pedals way more than my left.
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Old 04-27-05, 03:10 PM   #3
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Get into the weight room and work each leg separately.

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Perhaps you have a leg lenth discrepancy, this will cause unequal muscle development which in part can be corrected with cleat inserts.
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Old 04-28-05, 04:30 AM   #5
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Everybody is slightly asymmetric: one ball hangs lower, you're handed, boobs sit at different heights. We've all got a primary leg, primary hand and primary eye and they're all more useful than the secondary.

Train evenly. They'll even out. If they're *really* off, just train the weak leg, but if they're that off, see a physio first because there might be some wacky pathological reason for it.
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I sometimes give my right leg a rest when I feel it has been working harder and make my left leg pull for while and just spin with the right. I soon forget about it which I think means they've caught up with each other.
With all my workouts off the bike I train them symmetrically.
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