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Two Arduous Days Then an Straightforward One – BionicOldGuy

On Thursday I did my higher physique exercise, adopted by a straightforward journey. I used to be pleased to have my new and improved arm-cycling setup. I had just lately talked about my downside with early levels of carpal tunnel syndrome. It seems, utilizing the arm-cycling handles I placed on my dwelling train bike, there may be an excessive amount of wrist flexion and extension, which isn’t good for carpal tunnel. So I took a very good take a look at the handles on some industrial arm ergometers and concluded it’s a good suggestion to have them vertical to permit a extra impartial wrist place. This was simply organized with some fence put up handles from a ironmongery shop and a few miscellaneous brackets. I padded the handles with some outdated resistance band handles and wrapped with tape, and voila:

I took this for it’s first check drive Thursday and it permits for a very good exercise with out bothering my wrists. For added safety I additionally wore wrist braces from Mueller I obtained on Amazon. Between this an my resistance bands within the storage I get a terrific higher physique exercise with out bothering wrists or SI joint.

On Friday I used to be imagined to do an extended (2 1/2 hours) however simple journey. However I obtained it into my head that this needs to be at a coronary heart charge of 120. This turned out to require pushing it too exhausting so I used to be drained after. Sooner or later I’ll make certain I am going by perceived stage of exertion which ought to have been “brisk however snug”. Saturday I did a straightforward day to compensate, slightly below an hour on my e-bike.

Thursday higher physique exercise posted on Strava right here, journey right here, Friday’s journey right here, Saturday’s right here.

I noticed a number of cottontails on this stretch on Friday however was unable to catch one on digital camera

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