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?