Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Topanga, but I'm not a hippy
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I think lifting helps actually. I've been doing leg presses , hamstring curls (the rear thigh muscles) and leg lifts to work the inner and outer thighs) for about 8 weeks now. I don't do power lifting, just lots of reps at lighter weights. I also don't do leg extensions, lots of stress on the knee.
I'm now spinning in higher gears than I was, and building up the lesser used muscles has helped me increase my cadence before I start getting the bouncy knee.
It's really bad bunga if your front and rear muscles get out of balance, that's a knee injury waiting to happen.