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How can I...(3 posts)

How can I...Bigburlymtnman
Mar 8, 2002 5:48 AM
...strengthen my knees so I wouldn't have to slam down on the cranks to power my way up hills? I use only 2 chainrings in the front, I couldn't tell you the size of them right off the top of my head though. I bike every day, so my leg power gets me up most hills staying seated. But when I get home or get to the top of the hill, it feels like I've abused my knees. I'm only 15 years old, and I don't want to switch down to smaller chainrings, but then again I dont want to ruin my knees for the rest of my life. I realize that there isn't much muscle or anything around the knees, but there has to be some way to strengthen them, isn't there? Thanks in advance.

Chardin
You can...Ahimsa
Mar 8, 2002 5:52 PM
...spin.
You can...Bigburlymtnman
Mar 8, 2002 6:10 PM
But what if I'm in the lowest gear? What can I do to improve my knees?