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Old 11-09-08, 11:19 AM
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How do I build/strengthen inner calf muscle


Over a period of time I have developed a difference in inner calf muscle
size between my left and right leg.

I am left sided , so my left calves are bigger and stronger - and this
shows in my riding - my left foot feels completely stable as if it
is part of the pedal itself. However my right does not and this often
leads to pain to the side of the knee after riding 30+ km.

I am know looking to build and strenghen my inner right calf muscle -
any suggestions
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Hopefully this link works for you. Bodybuilding.com's exercise section let's you pick a muscle group, and what kind of equipment you'd want to use (even if you're just using your own body weight). Hope it helps.
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You could do heel raises or seated calf raises (one leg at a time) and single-leg squats. Just do the weaker leg first so you can match its reps with the strong leg.

Also consider some yoga poses, such as the tree pose, to help further improve the balance of the weaker leg.
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Lots of walking helps to build calf muscles ... especially walking in the snow or on sand.
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What do your feet look like? Does one foot pronate more than the other (is one flatter than the other, or does one foot roll in more than the other when you walk)? If the answer is yes, then that is probably part of your problem. Your calves should be fairly balanced, even if you are more dominant on one side.

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