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cliffy1012ccliffy1012 Posts: 92
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:27 AM in Exercise and Rehab
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!!!!


  • yes i do take it easy theres times i take a few days off to let muscle rest.my first 5 weeks of exercises i only built up strength. since yesterday i switched to bulking up the muscle. compared to the total gym at 60 lbs the free weights i can only do 10-20 lbs. and thats all i use. i want to be able to go back to work and not try delivering my mail rte of 10 miles and not have worked out at all. that would screw me up big time. so im taking it slow and easy! thanks
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