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Dominant Leg Problem

 Poster: A snowHead
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Whilst skiing a few weeks ago a friend who was following me noticed that on my left turns there was a rooster spray from my skis but not on my rights turns. I had suspected that my right leg was becoming dominant and I would appreciate any advice, drills, excises etc to help correct the problem. Many thanks in anticipation.
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 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
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Given your skis give feedback, you might work on your Left Leg Knee Drive/Angulation, to bring it up level with your Right ...until the person behind, sees an equal amount of spray from both skis.

I could be wrong with this, though.

Also, check out Warren Smith "Hip and Rib" exercise, to promote early angulation.


http://youtube.com/v/sHXmn8O26Bg


http://youtube.com/v/jCiIzxLXPeE


Last edited by Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person on Mon 12-02-18 13:06; edited 1 time in total
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Nearly everyone is stronger on one leg than the other. There’s no magic bullet or specific drill, unfortunately. I wish there were...

“Balance well on your outside ski” - it’s as simple, and as difficult, as that! There are various one-footed drills to try, but it’s impossible to prescribe one really without seeing you ski.
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Check your femoral length. I had back problems skiing and a very dominant side and my GP checked the length of each femur, which is very easy to do: 12mm differenc - no one had picked this up 'till I started skiing in my late 30's.

Apparently different leg lengths is not uncommon and my 12mm equated to about 4-5mm once the body's muscles and back compensate for the difference. I now have an sole insert for my right foot and all is well. I also have an exercise regime that looks to strengthen my left leg muscles. Counter-intuitively, it's the longer leg which is weaker.
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I have a very very dominant right leg, on a bike it's as much as a 80/20 split..... which in cycling is really not good!

When I initially identified it I would do left leg drills to build the power/strength in that leg as others have described.

But also now you know, it could be that if you just think more about it you naturally adopt a more balanced skiing.

For me it's now quite easy to get to the perfect 50/50... whilst riding i just think "remember pedal with the left, pedal with the left" and I can get back in after a ride with the perfect score, it might be the same for you when skiing.
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