Do to an unfortunate situation that I won’t go into detail about, I can’t ride my bike while sitting for the next 4 weeks. Instead of not riding my bike at all, I was considering trying to ride it some while only standing, either on the trainer or outside. Obviously it’s hard to stand for a long time, so on the trainer I was thinking of riding for a few minutes and doing a hard effort of some sort, getting off to take a short break, and then repeat. If riding outside, there are some short hills in my neighborhood, so I could do a hard effort up the hill, ride back around to the bottom of the hill, stop and take a break as needed to give my arms a rest, and repeat.
Anyone ever dealt with a situation like this? Any suggestions for what to do? I obviously can’t do any longer slower rides to work on aerobic endurance, but from what I understand harder anaerobic efforts can also benefit the aerobic system as well. Any thoughts would be appreciated!