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BeerDChamp
Shkhara
Status: Gathering Kudos

When looking at your last 3 month graph in your profile and you've had an injury, it just looks like you haven’t done anything. Add a little Cross icon to the timeline when injured. You can even take it as far as suggesting remedies and care to speed up the recovery process.

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hX
Mt. Kenya

Please create activity type "Physical Therapy"!   Athletes get injured, need surgery (total joint replacements, fracture fixation, ligament/tendon repairs etc) and have to undergo sometimes prolonged painful periods of focussed physical therapy before they can return to their normal activities of choice. Logging time in PT can help athletes stay motivated and legitimize that difficult effort.  It also indirectly lets their followers know they haven't disappeared off the face of the earth when they aren't logging their normal activities.  thx

sgowtham
Shkhara

I do love this idea - I tag such activities in my private log but it'd be great to have it in Strava!

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MBHUNTER
Shkhara

Please add a Flexibility and Recovery Session activity. Then you could incorporate that other app you developing on recovery. 

erhancetin
Shkhara

Great idea !

Cole
Mt. Kenya

Amazing idea

CreakyCrank
Kilimanjaro

Great idea - also, maybe it could tie to 'Recover Athletic'!  

Vandreskog
Mt. Kenya

This is a great idea! Maybe also build in a distinction between time out for injury and time out for illness? I'm sure I'm not the only one who find my stats looking very sad in the flu-and-cold-season!

bigringer9701
Mt. Kenya

I use Strava as a personal workout journal.  As such, I frequently like to make notes or have comments (injuries, illness, reasons for not working out, equipment issues, etc.) on days that I don't work out.  To my knowledge, the only way to do this is manually add a workout, pick a sport, put in 1 second for duration, then make my comments.  It would be helpful to have a function where an athlete could just make notes without picking a sport, adding time, or having it count as an activity. 

Otherwise, love all the positive changes you have been making!  Keep up the good work!!

Thank you!

Shant
Denali

Hi Strava team,

I think adding Recovery as an activity type will be a great addition to Strava. 

This is important because:

  • Strava is my workout journal
  • Strava acquired the Recover Athletics
  • I use the Sauna, Ice Bath, and Foam Roll post-training for recovery
  • I currently use "Yoga" as my recovery activity type instead of "Recovery"
  • A big benefit of this feature is that it will help athletes see what pros use for recovery and further expand the opportunity for partnerships

An example of when I needed this feature was today. I completed my run and went to the sauna at the gym. It would be cool if I could mark this as Sauna and also record the temperature with my watch or add it in later manually. I think recovery is a huge component of training.

Thank you Strava! 
Shant



Shant Hagopian
Attorney & Athlete
Next race: LA Marathon (3/17/24)
wescott555
Mt. Kenya

Great idea - really helpful to track injury vs exercise load

ChrisBerry
Kilimanjaro

I think this is a terrible idea unless there is a way to keep this kind of activity from showing up in the feed. My feed is already full of dog walks and countless virtual activities that I don't want to see. The last thing in the world anyone else wants to see is how long someone sat in a sauna. 

Shant
Denali

I agree with adding this after the visibility controls are in place. 

A lot of people probably won't want to see any recovery, but I save saunas because it's part of my workout. Saunas are good not only for recovery, but also for improving endurance without damaging knees. Have you seen the research by Dr. Rhonda Patrick on saunas for endurance athletes?



Shant Hagopian
Attorney & Athlete
Next race: LA Marathon (3/17/24)
Zax
Pico de Orizaba

Good idea,  it can be marked in the profile, but on first place it has to be added to the activity because it has to be kept in the history. If it is only in the profile it will be lost and when you check later your activities it will not be clear that some of them were done with injuries.

Padge
Pico de Orizaba

Yes, as someone who is currently injured and not being able to exercise for three months, I totally agree with this!!