Static exercise bike vs Mag trainer for post-knee injury recovery

Discussion in 'Training, Fitness and Health' started by RhythMick, 23 Jul 2012.

  1. RhythMick

    RhythMick Über Member

    Location:
    Barnsley
    Hi. Knackered my knee on a fall on Saturday. Nothing broken nor torn thanks be, in fact I biked 20 miles after the fall. Had it x-rayed yesterday and doc reckons I'll be off bike for 4 to 6 weeks. Can't have that, I'm doing the coast to coast TPT 215 miles on Aug 24th!

    Will take recovery easy to begin with but at some point in the next 2 to 3 weeks I'm going to need to get back in the saddle. Doc says exercise bike at first for stability. Would a Mag trainer be stable enough to be sure I can't fall off it ?
     
  2. Rob3rt

    Rob3rt Man or Moose!

    Location:
    Manchester
    Yes, if you can fall off your bike whilst on a turbo trainer, you are special in a way I wont ever be able to comprehend!

    Riding the turbo trainer with your actual bike will be better for you in the long run too, as it lets you use a bike that is ideally set up for you, and you can use it in the future when your knee has recovered, for training or whatnot.
     
  3. OP
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    RhythMick

    RhythMick Über Member

    Location:
    Barnsley
    Brilliant thanks. I was considering getting a mag anyway.

    Might need a step to get on in the short term.
     
  4. Arsen Gere

    Arsen Gere Über Member

    Location:
    North East, UK
    +1 for Rob's comments. I have both and never use the exercise bike. I have an oil based trainer like the mag one I use every winter and for fixed training schedules. I used it to get fit after a knee injury that kept me off the bike for 6 years. Easy does it though you don't want to undo the recovery.
     
  5. OP
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    RhythMick

    RhythMick Über Member

    Location:
    Barnsley
    I hear ya thanks. Will take it easy this week, see how it goes at the weekend. I have an elliptical trainer which is good for nil-impact too.
     
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    RhythMick

    RhythMick Über Member

    Location:
    Barnsley
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