I'd take the trainer, because it's your bike. Why change your position and stuff like that on a stationary bike. That being said, if you can ride a trainer or a stationary bike is your wrist hurt enough so that you can't ride your real bike outdoors? Just curious.bikeman said:Recently hurt my wrist and I'm looking for a way to stay in shape. What do you think is a better workout? Putting my bike on a trainer or using a stationary bike? It seems like stationary bikes offer a variety of programs and resistance. Thoughts?
Art853 said:One spin class can produce knee pain. The high and low rpms may contribute to this (no cadence meter or speed to gauge with). Also it does not look like a real bike so it's hard to get the seat into the same position as your bike. The resistance is different too.
If you do spinning take your time adjusting the seat and know the measurements to set it up like your bike. Take it easy on it.
I crashed on my mtn. bike and my wrist is in a cast. Running is out because I started riding because it is easier on my knees. The temps are in the low 70's I wish I could get out and ride!magnolialover said:I'd take the trainer, because it's your bike. Why change your position and stuff like that on a stationary bike. That being said, if you can ride a trainer or a stationary bike is your wrist hurt enough so that you can't ride your real bike outdoors? Just curious.
Barring any of the above, go for a long run. That works to keep you in shape as well.
I went to the Dr. for my check up. I told him I was going stir crazy, and he had my cast made to fit my handle bar. He had me hold a broomstick to mold the shape. He said I could ride, so I'm going to give it a try this weekend.Alphamoose said:I broke my wrist last week on a bad descent and am trying to decide the same thing, whether to buy a trainer (that I may or may not use after I recover) or go with a spin class or recumbent exercise bike.
My other concern with the trainer is whether it's a good idea to be in my regular riding position, since putting weight on the wrist in a cast isn't neccessarily the wisest idea. I can probably do it, but don't know if I ought to.