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amethystdreams 10-10-2013 08:37 PM

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?

Skyseternalangel 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.

flytobecat 10-10-2013 09:45 PM

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.

MyBoyPuck 10-11-2013 10:42 PM

Right is stronger on me. Every time I come off, it's always the same side. You cant 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.

JulieG 10-11-2013 10:52 PM

My right side is definitely stronger. I know it affects my riding, still trying to figure out how to fix it.

DancingArabian 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.

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