Occasionally I may treat a cyclist and generally, if the training is heavy, the complaint will be the quadriceps muscle or the calves being sore and overworked. Naturally, the quads are very active during the whole upstroke and downstroke of cycling and most of the power comes from there but there are things you can do to reduce the amount of stress on the calves. One big one is to move your cleats back and make sure that they aren’t too far forward. When they are too forward, the calves may be working too hard. Bring the cleats back a little and there will be a better balance between the quads and calves contraction during the downstroke in cycling. You can give it a try by placing the cleats back, go for a ride and just feel how much the calves are working. Generally, they aren’t supposed to be dominant movers but just to stabilize during cycling and then to kick in a little more during climbs or sprints.
Move the cleats around and you can find a position that is best for you.
This is another song that I recorded with Kim Cousineau here in Victoria at the Music Conservatory.
The translation is: (this is heavy-duty mushy stuff with a PG13 Rating) Please be advised.
Yes, like a little flower,
You have got a sweet mouth
A little bit
Please give it to me
it's like a little rose
Give me a little kiss,
Give one and take one,
a kiss as little
as your mouth
which looks like a little rose
a little bit
Click here and have a listen.
This is awesome green tea. The difference is the roasted rice that adds a great flavour to it.
I’ve wanted to write about this for a while. It’s never fun when you first feel a cold coming on and you wonder what you should take, so I thought I would pass on what seems to have always worked for me. It is pretty simple too. When I feel it coming on I take a couple of grams of Vitamin C (2000 mg), chop up some fresh ginger root and put as much in hot water as I can and just drink ginger tea with honey all day. Since I have done that, I have never felt anything settle in. Maybe it’s just the Vit C, but Ginger also has very potent anti viral properties that are good for colds and flus.
Click here for more infomation on ginger. It’s really good stuff.