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2016-03-23 11:22 PM


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I took a few years off but have been training steady again since January and making good gains. That said I've been consistently experiencing pain 3-5 inches above my knee all the way across my quad while cycling that I didn't use to have.

It on sets fairly quick and lingers forcing me to stand on my pedals and stretch. I can't tell if it's a fit problem, flexibility or just a muscle in need of development but it's quite a hurdle. Any thoughts/advice is appreciated.


2016-03-24 7:13 AM
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Originally posted by Fat2FitAggie

I took a few years off but have been training steady again since January and making good gains. That said I've been consistently experiencing pain 3-5 inches above my knee all the way across my quad while cycling that I didn't use to have.

It on sets fairly quick and lingers forcing me to stand on my pedals and stretch. I can't tell if it's a fit problem, flexibility or just a muscle in need of development but it's quite a hurdle. Any thoughts/advice is appreciated.


could be a fit issue, go to your LBS set up on the trainer and see what they think.
2016-03-24 7:50 AM
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I would guess IT band problems. That is one of those things that if you nip in the bud, it will go away, but if you delay taking care of it, it can take you out for a long time. There are some simple stretches, most notably quad and hip stretches both BEFORE and after exercise. As far as I know, it is just about the only type of static stretching that is still recommended before exercise. Also, a few sessions on the foam roller would help.
2016-03-24 8:18 AM
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Not sure it's IT, with the pain going across the quad. I dealt with the IT band a couple years ago and it was local to the side of the knee. I have been wrong before though, so TIFWIW.
2016-03-24 9:12 AM
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fit or cleat placement is my guess.  I also am a big fan of speedplay pedals for the play they have, I sometimes get knee issues with other pedals

2016-03-24 9:15 AM
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Not sure it's IT, with the pain going across the quad. I dealt with the IT band a couple years ago and it was local to the side of the knee. I have been wrong before though, so TIFWIW.


As far as I know IT band pain always presents on the side, so I believe you are correct.


2016-03-24 9:15 AM
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I don't know where your pain is from......but I'd bet my 2 weeks of pre-med and half of a current years salary that it's NOT IT band related.

2016-03-24 9:17 AM
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I don't know where your pain is from......but I'd bet my 2 weeks of pre-med and half of a current years salary that it's NOT IT band related.

quitter.

2016-03-24 9:24 AM
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Originally posted by Left Brain

I don't know where your pain is from......but I'd bet my 2 weeks of pre-med and half of a current years salary that it's NOT IT band related.

quitter.

That's a load of garbage.  I was asked to leave.

2016-03-24 2:10 PM
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Thanks for the notes all.

It is a weird tightness that almost reminds me of the feeling you get when you are stretching a muscle. I wasn't sure if it was typical of cycling and it would go away as I built those muscles up, or something else.

I'm 60 pounds heavier than last time I got fitted on this bike so this is probably the issue.
2016-03-26 8:01 AM
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I encourage you to have the bike and pedal/shoe fit checked out.  And, not just any local bike shop ... go to a shop that's heavy into cycling.  We have a local shop in my area that's heavy into triathlons, and this is my 'go to' place for bike fit related issues. 

I've had knee issues as well, and for me it turned out to be clip placement on my shoes. Once I adjusted the clips so as to move my feet away from the bike, the knee pain went away.



2016-03-26 11:24 AM
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Get to know foam rolling.
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