I'm Sean, and I have quite the long story behind me. I was injured saving a police officers life after he was shot. The result was back surgery to L5/S1. I recovered rather well and even completed my first and only race less than 6 months later. Unfortunately, due to certain circumstances with my back and the previous surgery, I am due for a fusion at L5/S1.
I've lost over 85lbs and would like to keep it off! Running is a passion of mine, but I was told I am not going to be able to run after my surgery, so I'd like to get into biking and swimming. I really don't know where to start when it comes to biking so any and all advice would be greatly appreciated! My goals for biking are short term: weight management while recovering. Long term: Exercise and some spirited biking with friends.
I'd like to start with a stationary bike for my house so I could keep up with my exercise (as well as encourage my family to get in shape!) pre and post op. Again, I don't know where to start with bikes at all. My first step is to head to local exercise shops and test bikes out for low back comfort over long periods of time.
Does anyone out there have any experience or insight that would help me narrow down my search?
Sorry, I know I typed a lot and very vaguely (feel free to ask anything), but no one likes a walloftext! lol I'm excited to get into a new lifestyle and look forward to chatting with everyone!