Single Side Power Meter - Left or Right?

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#1

I am planning to buy a single side power meter. I am after a Total Hip Replacement operation on my left hip. During the injury period, and post-operation, my left leg power, and mass have decreased substantially.

Does it matter if I buy a Left or Right PM? I know our bodies are not equally on sides, but with the increased loss of power on my left leg, will it benefit to have the PM on the left side?


#2

I’m a big fan of L/R power, I’d say get dual sided if you can, especially if you want to get a baseline now and then see how your balance fairs as you start to increase your training load. @Nate will disagree, even argue that L/R is meaningless, but my thoughts are it’s valuable if you align the baseline to post injury recovery or perceived loss of form, etc.

Not picking on you @Nate, but please send the L/R data on to the sync partners, you don’t have to display it in TR.