why do my calfs hurt

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  • Premier Icon Lakes_Puma
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    I am finding recently that spending even relatively short periods out of the saddle with my knees bent, e.g. when descending on rough trail, my calfs start to ache pretty quickly.

    Why is this and what can I do (e.g. what exercise)to stop it from happening?

    Premier Icon thorlz
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    Watching with interest.
    I too find my calfs and thighs hurt more on descents than climbs.

    JCL
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    Move your cleats further back. Drop your heals.

    b45her
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    what he said ^^^

    oldgit
    Member

    I’m a well known mincer on descents, so I’d say it’s tensing up…holding the bike with you lower leg.

    Premier Icon Lakes_Puma
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    I find it hurts more with my heels dropped and I haven’t noticed the pain when riding my other bike with flats as my feet tend to be placed further forwards with the pedal axle under the bridge of my foot.

    Premier Icon njee20
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    my feet tend to be placed further forwards with the pedal axle under the bridge of my foot

    So move your cleats back, as suggested…

    Premier Icon Lakes_Puma
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    Doh!, I read it as move feet further back!

    Yes, of course moving cleats back will move my feet further forwards.

    I’ll give that a go, thanks for suggestion.

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