Kenny Watt Physio Visit Info Dump:
Base problem is that apparently my hips are just too mobile, which translates to unstable, which is why my feet point out so much in order to keep balance. This puts pressure on the knees, ankles and calfs, and the whole left/right imbalance thing means that right cracked first. The fix is to torture the hip and pelvis muscles into actually doing their job through as many reps of the routine he gave me as I can tolerate and seeing if that does the trick. He also recommends lots of calf raises to take more pressure of the knees.
Funnily enough, volume shouldn’t be an issue as long as I can tolerate the discomfort and as long as its relatively flat and even (i.e boring) so I might have to engage in a bit of a Meadows/slap grind for a while to put the numbers up.
The one bit of negative news is that the issues I’ve had with being clipped in while riding and pretty much baked into the way my leg is, and that if I want to ride with clips then I’ll need some ridiculous spacers to not rub my heal on the crank. His recommendation was just don’t ride with clips which I’m perfectly happy with and would honestly prefer.
Excellent visit, really helpful guy. I did realise upon explaining my training routine to him that I wouldn’t know consistency if it slapped me in the face but that’s something to work on now. Also had a bit of difficulty explaining why I went for a massive run in the mountains that might have broken me as I still don’t really know.