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Unusual leg soreness due to poor technique?

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I've had issue this year with very sore calve muscles after a hard day on the mountain! The rest of my leg is fine but the soreness in my calves is pretty extreme at times. Im happy to deal with muscle soreness after strenuous excersise but I do want to make sure that this isn't a technique issue.
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Hi Skiheckster, without seeing you ski.  It's hard to say for sure what is causing the calf soreness.  What does it feel like?  Does it feel like a bruise when you touch it?  Does it feel tight when you do a standard calf/soleus stretch?  If it feels bruised and tender or slightly swollen, then it may be due to you hitting the back of the boot and being in the so called "backseat." 

 

Another possibility you're tensing the underside of you foot alot and then getting on your toes whilst you are skiing.  This is related to the other reason for calf pain.  skiing on the ball of your foot more than your should will cause calf tension and lead to pain.  It also opens your ankles and leads to being in the backseat.

 

If the above are the issues, some solutions include: pulling skis back when you ski, think about light shin to boot pressure, or lifting your toes up to your knee.

 

Hope this helps.

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