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How to Maintain Fitness When an Illness or Serious Injury Means You Can’t Ride at All
What to Do When an Injury or Physiological Limitation Stops Your Cycling, But Not Other Activity
How to Stay Fit When Work or Life Keeps You Off the Bike
There comes a point in every cyclist’s life when they’re unable to ride. Maybe it’s for a few days, maybe it’s for a few weeks or even a few months. No one wants to take time off the bike , but sadly, it happens. When it does, it’s easy to panic that your hard-earned fitness is going to disappear overnight. But while your fitness may drop slightly, there are plenty of ways that you can maintain the gains you’ve made on the bike, so that when you can start riding again, you’re back to full strength quickly. Related Story There are three main categories that could be keeping you from riding: you’re sick or injured to the point where training of any type isn’t advisable, you’re injured for cycling but still mobile or able to build fitness in other ways, or you’re simply not around your bike for a while due to a vacation or a work trip.
Here, we spoke to a few experts to get tips for each scenario so you can learn how to maintain your cycling fitness no matter why you can’t ride. Plus, we got advice on what not to do!
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