from the first day i had surgery the surgeon told me to walk as much as possible. ive been post op 10 weeks now and i try to walk somehere. it was slow at first. but after 4 weeks i have been walking 6 miles or more.if i cant walk due to weather ive been getting on my eliptical trainer every day.
at 6 weeks i didnt lift anything over 10 lbs. i started working out on my total gym on the lowest level. which equals about 10-15 lbs. doing about 10 diff exercises at 10 reps a piece. arms hurt bad next day. but i knew it was from not lifting anything.at 11 weeks i am now on level 4 which is about 60lbs. doing slow exercises and keeping posture straight.10 -15 reps each. with this machine i dont have to worry about bending or looking down.sotake your work out slow and work your way up to more weights. i felt like a wimp at first lifting only a few lbs at first . but realized if i had tried to lift a lot right off the bat i could have screwed something up and end up in hospital. so remember slow and easy wins the race. dont over do it!!!!