Calf Function On Your Bike…And It’s Not What You May Think.

One of the most common questions we get about the mid-foot position the Catalyst Pedal allows is “what about your calf muscles”?

The reason is because there is this assumption that if you’re not on the ball of the foot then you can’t use the calf to push on the downstroke or absorb impacts. This would be an obvious handicap that every rider would want to avoid.

Here is the problem, though…fear is not only unfounded, it is based on a misunderstanding of how the calf works. Science and real world results show us that the calf actually functions better when you use the mid-foot position with adequate support (like that provided by the Catalyst Pedals).

In this video I explain the real role of the calf on the bike and why being on the ball of the foot is acutally worse for your pedal stroke and ability to absorb impacts on the bike.

Until next time…

Ride Strong,

James Wilson

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