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Toolbox: It’s not how many times you get knocked down - it’s how many times you get up. Cycling teaches many valuable lessons, and one of the most valuable is how to handle adversity. Understanding how to best recover from a cycling injury can greatly reduce your comeback time and get you to a better place than before.
Toolbox: Unfortunately, the timing to talk about cycling injuries is quite good, with major injuries to Chris Froome and even our own Toolbox Editor Dr. Stephen Cheung. What’s the role of proper nutrition during the recovery and rehabilitation process? How should your diet be modified during this time?
When you’re hurting from an injury, the effects may not be entirely physical. Especially if you’ve been in a crash, you may be mentally depleted, fragile, or even traumatized. Cyclists who have made mental fitness a priority know how to manage, and at times accelerate, their recovery from injury.