Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Training & Nutrition Learn how to develop a training schedule that's good for you. What should you eat and drink on your ride? Learn everything you need to know about training and nutrition here.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-22-06, 07:21 PM   #1
lxpatterson
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: 'Sauga, ON
Bikes: Bianchi SL2 centuar custom, 85 Trek 720
Posts: 351
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
big leg little leg

I have a really huge right leg and a smaller left leg. It is especially noticeable at the lateral quads and hip flexors. I am wondering how common this is, whether this is in the range of normal, or should i go for physio. I realize that it could be several things like leg length discrepancy, or restriction at a joint in the pelvic girdle/back, But I was wondering whether this would really make a difference in performance. I always imagine that I am like a V8 firing on only 4 cylinders. I know it is not because the muscles are weaker intrinsically, bc the left leg is not any more tired than the right leg after a work out.
lxpatterson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-06, 07:43 PM   #2
Az B
Fattest Thin Man
 
Az B's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Directly above the center of the earth
Bikes: Miyata 610, Vinco V, Rocky Mountain Element
Posts: 2,649
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Everyone has a dominant side, and a dominant leg. My right leg is also larger. (Although measuring with a tape shows no difference in total circumfrence) But I always lead off with my right leg, and doing one legged drills on the trainer are a lot more comfortable with the right leg. (So I do them a lot more with the left!)

Anyway, I think it's normal. Either that, or you and I are the only grotesque mutants with this problem.

Az
Az B is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:53 PM.