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What's your cadence? If you're running a large gear at a lower cadence, switch gears so that you're able to (consistently) spin about 90 rpm. This will reduce the stress on your knees. As for the legs being straight at the bottom of the stroke, you don't want it completely straight -- maybe 175° vs. 180°.


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I ended up researching this topic with other sources. And, the feedback I got from a very avid biker (frequently bikes 80 miles a day on his own on the weekend) and a tennis colleague of mine that suffers from the same condition is described below. The pedaling technique is key. The majority of bikers push down on their pedals with their toes first, so ...


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Make sure your seat height is correct. Your knee should be straight when your foot and pedal is at the lowest point. You may want to consider changing pedal clips for a more comfortable fit. I play tennis daily and bike as well. Good luck and keep riding!


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You could ride your bike without a shirt. This provides some advantages: Less clothes overhead when on multi-day trip. One of my friends carries 5 t-shirts on each multi-day hike. That's more than a kilogram. The ultimate evaporation - unmatched by any clothes. Furthermore, there is no clothe, which the backpack to press against the body and increase ...


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Similar to the other answers it would be worthwhile getting a professional to assess your current bike fit (and potential modifications that may be required). If possible I would suggest a sports physiotherapist that specializes in bike fitting. They exist, I have used one before. A physio will be best qualified for assessing how changes in position can ...


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Sounds like you'd benefit from a proper bike fit session. Its possible this might be correctable with special cleats and packers to hold the cleat on a suitable angle. You may need oversized shoes with custom-shaped innersoles too, depending on the degree of angle required. Are your legs different length? A longer+shorter crank may be required to ...


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First thing I would do is consult a LBS (local bike shop) that does quality bike fittings. There are a variety of things that can be done at minimal cost. My local shop does work on hand cycles and adaptable cycles. They have done things like install crank arms of different lengths for riders with legs of different lengths, install pedal extenders to move ...


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Are you asking about the immediate effects while high or long-term effects? I can't find any unbiased, well-cited sources except for one from the British Journal of Sports Medicine which basically says that doctors should try to keep athletes from using cannabis due to its possible dangers. However, some sources (of unknown quality) claim that it may help ...



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