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Old 10-19-10, 12:42 PM   #1
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staying in shape during shoulder injury

Hello fellow crossers. I just ruined my 2nd cross season by crashing hard on the 2nd lap of my first race. I ended up with a 2nd or 3rd degree AC separation in my shoulder. Clearly, i will not be biking for at least a month, would those of you with advice please help me figure out how to stay in shape when biking, and cyclocross practice have been my main forms of exercise and training.

any advice is greatly apprecited.
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Old 10-19-10, 12:52 PM   #2
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Whatever physical activity you can tolerate. Certainly, riding a trainer/stationary bike should be doable, even now. I found that I was able to ride the road bike pretty quickly, before other simple tasks such as, oh, putting a shirt on.

Try to stay motivated for a regular schedule of trainer rides. It's better to stay moderate and consistent (like, say, an hour three times a week) than to go for three hours one Saturday and give it up.
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Old 10-19-10, 02:19 PM   #3
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Get on the trainer. Duh!
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I've done that. As long as you aren't racing or on cross you should be fine. Go roadie for a while. Chances of falling is minimal without a pack and you can spin and spin and spin.....
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I'm about to go through wrist surgery so I know how you feel. My plan is to pick up running. **gulp** I hate running.....
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I feel ya... I won my first race of the season then broke my collar bone 4 days later. I've been on the trainer so far and i think its working alright. I flipped my bars upside down so that I wouldn't have to bend over as far. that really helped.

with a shoulder problem you should not start running. the last thing you need is pounding...
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