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Old 02-20-09, 02:48 AM   #1
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bedridden for 3 weeks

I was rear ended by a car 3 weeks ago which knocked me unconscious and totaled my bike, but I broke no bones. I've healed rather quickly over the past 3 weeks but my right leg is still not 100% and my feet are a still a bit bruised.
I've managed to get well enough in time for my college's Spring semester, so I will be taking classes.

I am fairly built guy but not huge, 200lb 6'5", and I've been noticeably losing muscle mass in my upper body. Needless to say, I now have NO cardio base.

I can walk just fine(with a still painful calf) but my knees need some conditioning.

Is it right to say that I should begin long and slow steady-state riding to rebuild my fitness and strengthen my knees? I need your advice on maintaining my muscle.

Should I make sure I can handle the high rate before getting back to the weights even if I start over with light weights? S

hould I avoid weights and supplement my riding with a circuit of squats, push ups, lunges, leg raises, and jump rope?

What circuits have you experienced to be effective?

Who has been through a similar situation?
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Old 02-20-09, 05:26 AM   #2
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sounds like you should be speaking to a qualified Physio for proper rehabilitation
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Who has been through a similar situation?
I'm glad you came through this with your life and senses! You've been through a lot. I would get into PT w/someone w/a sports medicine background (not geriatric rehab) and respects your dedication to cycling. Cost should be no object because whoever rear-ended you should be paying out the wazoo for your rehab, pain and suffering.

How's the bike?
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Old 02-21-09, 01:30 PM   #4
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I'm glad you came through this with your life and senses! You've been through a lot. I would get into PT w/someone w/a sports medicine background (not geriatric rehab) and respects your dedication to cycling. Cost should be no object because whoever rear-ended you should be paying out the wazoo for your rehab, pain and suffering.

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I didn't mention it was hit and run.

I'm well enough to get around and walk, I didn't break any bones, but I just don't know what I need to do get back in shape. I just have 0 stamina

My bike is was wrecked, the rear wheel was torn into four parts, the saddle broke, and the seat stays were caved in. I tossed the frame already, and I didnt really check out the chain stays
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Do you have health insurance? If so, find out about PT. They are the best to advise on reducing pain, and what you can safely start again. You're fairly young, so I wouldn't be too paranoid, just remember, stop if it hurts unless you have professional supervision.
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