Relaxing the lower leg


#1

When Chad tells me to relax my jaw and hands I know what to do.
But I can’t figure out how to relax my lower leg while pedalling :confused:

Anybody got advice on what I should do?
What am I supposed to feel?


#2

It is a lot easier to relax muscles not necessary to accomplish the task. The idea is to relax muscles not necessary to the movement of the task. A lot of times we tighten all the muscles in that area, including contradicting muscles, such as calf muscles. For me it feels like I allow more ankle movement and is more up and down motion with the heel, not being tight in the whole circle motion.