HOT: Active* forum members generally gain 5% discount at starbike.com store!
Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Blog NEW Articles FAQ Contact About




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Calf muscle imbalance
PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 10:34 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jun 03, 2011 6:30 pm
Posts: 52
Hi All. Any ideas what could cause a growing imbalance in calf muscle size? I am right-handed and the inner muscle on the left leg is a lot smaller than the right and seems to be getting more different?



Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 4:28 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jul 18, 2011 2:44 am
Posts: 1442
logy wrote:
Hi All. Any ideas what could cause a growing imbalance in calf muscle size? I am right-handed and the inner muscle on the left leg is a lot smaller than the right and seems to be getting more different?
Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


dang maybe u should see a doctor. if size is the difference, that seems to be a product of Iliac artery blockage .... im not a doctor at all, but i recall a few riders noticing different size of leg muscles


Top
 Profile  
 
Posted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 4:28 pm 


Top
  
 
PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 7:23 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue May 03, 2011 6:36 pm
Posts: 178
Location: France
Leg length discrepancy ?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2015 2:59 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jun 03, 2011 6:30 pm
Posts: 52
I will look into fit and maybe see the doc


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2015 6:29 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue May 23, 2006 4:33 am
Posts: 764
Lots of reasons -- different arch on one foot, different pedal stroke, past injuries, etc. If you aren't having any symptoms, it's not clear what a physician will tell you. If you ride just one bike, you might be sure you don't have a bent pedal or crank arm. Be sure you aren't riding asymetrically on your saddle. If you can get on a power meter that gives true two-sided measurements, you can see if you are favoring one leg (I'm guessing that's the most likely reason, followed by pedal stroke differences caused by unintended adaptation to past injuries, etc.). My two legs are different and it's quite common if you talk to physical therapists and sports massage therapists.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 8:06 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:20 pm
Posts: 60
Location: Vienna
Agreed with 11.4.
As a old marathon runner and now as a Therapist, I can tell you I've seen many different shapes and sizes of calf muscles in my time. This includes on the same person. Usually I ask the client if he or she runs on a cambered road or drives an automatic car.
Nothing to worry about, as long as you don't have a strong "chocolate side", meaning a really favoured side.


Top
 Profile  
 
Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 8:06 pm 


Top
  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Majestic-12 [Bot] and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. Length of layoff after calf puncture wound?

in Training

ultyguy

6

848

Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:56 am

ultyguy View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Muscle fibres

in Training

Kermithimself

4

480

Fri Mar 07, 2014 3:12 pm

devinci View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Muscle Tension Intervals and cadence drills

in Training

Kermithimself

7

512

Wed Oct 22, 2014 4:07 pm

ITTY View the latest post


It is currently Thu Jan 29, 2015 3:28 pm

All times are UTC + 1 hour




Advertising   –  FAQ   –  Contact   –  Convert   –  About

© Weight Weenies 2000-2013
hosted by starbike.com


How to get rid of these ads? Just register!


Powered by phpBB