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Sore left hamstring . . . Any ideas?(4 posts)

Sore left hamstring . . . Any ideas?SimonRex
Sep 2, 2002 7:47 AM
After 7-8 weeks of easy riding (70-75% MHR) on mainly flat roads and/or trainer, I did my first semi-tough ride with several hills. Went anarobic several times. Did not push big gears but stayed in gears where I could keep cadence at 90+ on the hills. Now my left hamstring is sore. Same thing happened last year as well when I was doing hard rides. It is just my left hamstring, the right is fine. Does this indicate a leg imbalance or maybe one leg is longer than the other? It is obviously something biomechanical. Anyone else deal with something similar and are there any things I should look to correct? Thanks in advance.

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re: Sore left hamstring . . . Any ideas?DINOSAUR
Sep 2, 2002 9:32 AM
Could be a leg length discrepancy. My right leg is a couple of mm's longer than my left, if my saddle is too high I start having problems with my left hip, lower back. Try dropping your saddle height a couple of mm's and see if that helps. Also check your cleat alignment. And try some stretching exercises....
Any ideas?filtersweep
Sep 2, 2002 10:07 AM
My back pain disappeared after I started standing on hills... of course it took me forever to figure this out. My assumption was that to spin through the hills it was easier on the big muscles, but the back pain just isn't worth it.
Is it a tightness?PODIUMBOUNDdotCA
Sep 2, 2002 9:49 AM
If its atightness that while walking if you can feel it being sore especially when its tapped its just a tight muscle. Stretch it out and relax for a day and it should be fine. If its still there just take it easy for another day and it should ease up.

Cheers,
Nick
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