left leg does more work??

Discussion in 'Training, Fitness and Health' started by photography27, 28 Apr 2010.

  1. photography27

    photography27 Active Member

    Location:
    Swansea
    why does it feel like my left leg doesmore work than my right leg, when i'm cycling i can feel themuscles working more in my left leg, and when i'm home i can feel themuscles more in my left leg....i'm right handed and right footed by the way
     
  2. lukesdad

    lukesdad Guest

    Have you looked at your position in the saddle ? Could be more weight going onto that leg.
     
  3. montage

    montage God Almighty

    Location:
    Bethlehem
    Right leg = stronger, therefore left leg does more work to keep up?
    Possible explanation
     
  4. OP
    OP
    photography27

    photography27 Active Member

    Location:
    Swansea
    i have noticed lately that more dirt is on my left side of the tyre? any clues to correct this
     
  5. lukesdad

    lukesdad Guest

    Thats the side favoring the gutter could be nothing but, as I said before more weight could be on that side. Where are you riding around Swansea?
     
  6. OP
    OP
    photography27

    photography27 Active Member

    Location:
    Swansea
    i go from ravenhill through to clydach at 7am and back at 4pm, am gonna try and see if i can jiggle abit in the saddle to get me feeling right
     
  7. montage

    montage God Almighty

    Location:
    Bethlehem
    try some 1 legged pedalling drills as well
     
  8. col1888

    col1888 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Lincoln
    I have just started to experience something similar. Just bought some new cycling shoes, on the last two rides i have felt my left calf muscles tighten, on the last one , after only about 6 miles. Never had this before ! Just looked at my spd sl cleats on my two pairs of shoes, on my new ones, the left one is secured at the top of the grooves, whilst the other three are secured at the bottom. Adjusted it, so hopefully its this, will find out tomorrow !
     
  9. iLB

    iLB Hello there

    Location:
    LONDON
    no don't, they are pointless...
     
  10. zacklaws

    zacklaws Veteran

    Location:
    Beverley
    Last year, I began noticing that my right leg seemed to do the majority of the work, so made a mental effort to make my left work harder. Now I do not notice any difference between the two.
     
  11. lukesdad

    lukesdad Guest

    If you are right handed this is quite normal. Seems the OP though is right handed with the left leg doing the work.
     
  12. jimboalee

    jimboalee New Member

    Location:
    Solihull
    A bucket of water and a scrubbing brush.

    And next time, ride on the right hand side of the road.
     
  13. jimboalee

    jimboalee New Member

    Location:
    Solihull
    I started riding a tricycle before I could kick a football.

    When I got round to trying the football kicking lark, I found I could kick just as hard with both feet, so the teacher put me on the left wing.

    Trivia,
    A long time ago, Hercules Cycles presented the football club across the street with bicycles to go fitness training on.
    Aston Villa ( spit, spit ) won a string of FA cup finals.

    Villa's mascot, BTW, is Hercules the Lion, named after the Bike company.
     
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