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Old 07-12-17, 06:18 PM
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Brian25
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I do not have the exact situation, but I feel that I can give a little insight. I am 56, and had major foot surgery, and total non weight bearing for a month. I was riding a little in six weeks. The big thing is that when I started riding again, I was considerably slower, because of in general weakening (atrophy). I do not know if you value how you feel on a bike??? I tried to ride for strengthening, but very little improvement because of the relative hi RPM's with cycling. I gained much better strengthening by going to a gym and doing the leg press. I used to start at 250 lbs and press 3 times a week and increase 5% per week, but now I am older/ weaker, had to start at 180 and have to increase less than 5% or my legs really really hurt. sooo start easy, trust me.
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