Injury recovery training

rockmonkeysc Posts: 14,774
edited February 2015 in Health, fitness & training
While recovering from a badly separated shoulder I need to do something to shift a little wright and keep fit.
I have a turbo trainer but no heart rate or power monitor and because its only for another 4-6 weeks I would rather not spend more than £30ish if I really need too.
What should I be doing to make the best of my time?


  • rockmonkeysc
    rockmonkeysc Posts: 14,774
    I have got to a point in my recovery wherr the physio has said turbo trainer is ok for up to an hour.
  • njee20
    njee20 Posts: 9,613
    You could just sit and spin on the turbo in front of the TV for an hour then, if you're just trying to get your HR up and get rid of some fat. Tortuously boring though! You could try doing a few higher cadence efforts, or single leg pedalling drills. Things that don't really need HR or power, or any out of the saddle efforts.
  • Find some hills and get walking, aim for 4 to 4.5mph, one to two hours a day will burn some calories and mix it up with the turbo trainer, its low impact so shouldn't trouble the shoulder too much if you keep it in the sling.
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