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    Training during recovery

    I had minor surgery two weeks ago. I was cleared to do light exercise, but can't get my heart rate or blood pressure up too high yet. I want to start using the trainer, but is it any benefit to just do some easy spinning to get the legs moving but keep the heart rate down? (Max HR is 184, so I'm thinking about keeping it below 140bpm) I know I'm not going to gain fitness right now, but I don't want to lose any.

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    Yes, there's a lot of benefit for low HR exercise. I wouuld suggest a lower ceiling, however. Something like 120 BPM would be a good place to start.
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    Thanks! I'm gonna start tonight -- it's driving me crazy not to be able to ride! I'll stick to the trainer so I can control the level of effort - no hills in my basement.

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