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post #1 of 6 Old 10-10-2013, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
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One leg stronger...

Does anyone have one side that's stronger than the other? My right (dominant) side is stronger than my left and I know it affects my riding. Are there any exercises I can do to fix this?
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post #2 of 6 Old 10-10-2013, 09:14 PM
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I think everyone has a more dominant side. I'm better riding to the right, worse to the left.

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post #3 of 6 Old 10-10-2013, 09:45 PM
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I have one side stronger than the other due to a knee injury. Only thing I can think of that might help is working the weak side more than strong side.

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post #4 of 6 Old 10-11-2013, 10:42 PM
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Right is stronger on me. Every time I come off, it's always the same side. You can't try to build up your weaker leg by taking the stirrup away on that side. It forces it to work harder or off you go.

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post #5 of 6 Old 10-11-2013, 10:52 PM
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My right side is definitely stronger. I know it affects my riding, still trying to figure out how to fix it.
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post #6 of 6 Old 10-12-2013, 12:32 AM
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Most people do!
To help your hands, try using your non-dominant hand more. Just pick a couple of simple things here and there and try doing them with that hand. Do you know how awkward it is to try to brush your teeth or hair with your off hand? Little things become very difficult but it's helpful.

Not much advice for riding other than just try to build up the weak side more when out of the saddle. Lift some weights, climb stairs, do lunges/squats, and do some extra on the weaker side.

* I'm often reading and posting from mobile and Siri loves to make a mockery of the English language.
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