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 08-05-09, 07:30 AM   #1
Smallguy
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Smallguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 1,331
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
improving knee tracking....issue came up at my fitting

hi

I just did a BG fitting session the 2d but there were some elements of the 3d fit involved

anyway the fitter had my stand on one foot and squat down then back up several times then repeat

we tried insoles and wedges but it didn't really get much better

now I'm not exactly mr. balance or co-ordination

but can I do anything to help my knee track more like a piston... ie back against the wall and doing one legged squatting with no weight and progressing from there ?

is this something that is fixable or is it something one must live with ?

I'm also going to start doing some yoga for cyclists since my flexibility needs work as well
Smallguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-09, 01:06 PM   #2
nickmaimone
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Voorhees,NJ
Bikes: Fuji Roubaix Pro
Posts: 155
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
are you referring to "tracking" as your knees staying put, not wobbling in and out towards/away from the top tube as you pedal?

I had my fit done by one of the best guys on the east coast. He applies physical therapy methods, and other anatomically based methods to assess the athlete before the fit even takes place.

something he has me doing before every ride is popping your hips. basically your hips sometimes come out of alignment in the socket thus creating leg length discrepancies. try this:

lay on your back on flat ground with your knees up at 45 degrees, feet on the ground, butt/back/head on the ground as well. do 3 bridges, pushing your pelvic area as high as possible, hold for like, 5-8 seconds. once you do that, stay in the same position, have a football, or solid object about the width of your knees when you are on the bike. (could be a ball, football, foam roller,etc). Promptly after your 3 bridges, put the object inbetween the knees and squeeze inward as hard as you can, 3 times. you will probably hear a crack, and this means that your hips have aligned. next same position, but lift your (shorter) leg pull your knee into your chest and hold it there with your arms/hands. push upward as hard as possible 3 times. complete.

you basically intitially have to figure out which leg is the problem leg. you can do this by locating the trocantor(spelling?) and looking in the mirror with a finger on each side marking the height. whichever is lower is the leg you need to align in the above procedure. it may work for you.
nickmaimone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-09, 01:36 PM   #3
Smallguy
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Smallguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 1,331
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by nickmaimone View Post
are you referring to "tracking" as your knees staying put, not wobbling in and out towards/away from the top tube as you pedal?
yes when I lift my left leg then bend my right knee and go up and down I do not come up perfectly straight

instead I come up off kilter

not sure if this is cause if poor balance or cold e corrected because of a muscle imbalance
Smallguy 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 05:21 PM.