Using Zwift For PT/Injury Recovery?
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    Using Zwift For PT/Injury Recovery?

    Anyone do this?
    Are there ‘courses’ suitable for post ACL surgery?
    I would be new to all of this.

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    FWIW, I have torn ACLs both knees, for the past 25 years, and have been on Zwift 3 years. Knees have been hurting lately, following a recent RETUL fit, but never before due to any cycling. I believe it is more of an issue with new bike and cleat positions, not Zwift/Kickr., even up L'Alpe du Zwirft.

    The total elevation for each course is provided, prior to selection, and multiple flat, rolling, and mountain courses, with gradients between 1%-15% (possibly 17% in a few short sections) are available. That is all made moot by sliding the "Trainer Difficulty" setting all the way to the left, along with the ability to take different directions at the pre-determined map-points, making it possible to follow your own course.

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    I too have already had total reconstruction on both (2003 Hamstring, 2013 Cadaver), so that parts not new. Just curious if the utility will be there with Zwift/Kickr, sounds like it will.
    I have an mri tomorrow, will know more then.
    Thanks!

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    I haven't had any corrective action taken on my knees.

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    I pulled my hamstring (again) a few weeks ago. After a week or so of rest, I opted for a few Zwift rides instead of riding with my club. I know me. I know I'm incapable of taking it easy when I'm out on the road with the guys - like a dog of the leash. Zwift (any indoor, power-based training) allowed me to ignore my surroundings and just keep an eye on the watts - and stay under X watts for the rides.

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    One of the benefits of zwift I've been growing to appreciate more is that if I just don't have it for whatever reason, fatigue, knees, I can just shut it down and hit the showers. If I'm halfway out on a road ride, I still have to make it back, making whatever issue I'm dealing with worse. When I first got zwift, I often forced myself to "finish the route", which in hindsight, wasn't the smart move.

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