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Cycling is a unilateral movement, meaning that you are constantly using one side of the body. This means that it needs to be strong and stable to allow you to perform.
Test your stability!
Try standing on one leg. What's happening? Are you able to hold it for 15 seconds easily or are you hopping around the room? Are the muscles in your feet activating like crazy to keep you stable?
When you're doing the dishes, throw a tea towel on the floor and begin to scrunch it with your toes. Repeat 10 times slowly on each foot. Relax and repeat until you finish the dishes!
The scrunching action activates the plantar fascia (that is, the connective tissue that runs from your heel to the ball of your foot) and other intrinsic foot muscles that are responsible for power and stability when you move. Strengthen these and you improve your stability and performance!
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