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new season and my quads?

Old 04-08-09, 09:21 PM
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new season and my quads?

so with the new season my Quadriceps seems to blow out pretty quick and I can not figure out why?
I have a new bike and have been fitted ..
but my usual ride of last year my quads seem to blow out on my first or second climb ....and after I climb and I slow down they recover .
What has happened ..do they just need to be built back up??
Thanks,
John
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Originally Posted by johnism
so with the new season my Quadriceps seems to blow out pretty quick and I can not figure out why?
I have a new bike and have been fitted ..
but my usual ride of last year my quads seem to blow out on my first or second climb ....and after I climb and I slow down they recover .
What has happened ..do they just need to be built back up??
Thanks,
John
Did you stop riding for months?
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I had a bad chest infection where I could not ride ...so yes. Is that what happened?
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Sounds like a classic case of WLS: Winter Legs Syndrome.

Keep riding, they will get better.
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Yeah, this happens when a sedentary person suddenly starts acting like a cyclist

Don't stop riding in the winter.
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How did you feel at the beginning of last year's season?
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I find that I have to replace my busted quads with a new pair every year.
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