Working Out

it's been 9 days since I had My device implanted. I want to start back working out. for those of us that's into fitness..any suggestings? 



by Newbie4444 - 2019-02-20 10:03:31

I'm getting mine put in in a few weeks and this is one of my concerns. I asked the doctor what I can do as far as working out in the beginning. He suggested the exercise bike because there is no risk of falling and needing to extend your upper arm. I asked if I could do the treadmill or stepper. He said yes, but very carefully. There still is a risk of falling and then subconsiously using your left arm to reach out and grab the bars. So he recomended the bike. Hope all goes well. I am a fellow exerciser too and I think I will go nuts if I have to sit still for 6 weeks


by Tracey_E - 2019-02-20 10:33:18

When I got my first one,, the pacer completely fixes what is wrong with my heart so I was told I could do what I want when I felt up to it. I was out walking the day I was released. It was a few weeks until I was up to anything with impact. When I got my most recent replacement, I didn't have to worry about babying new leads, but they said wait 30 days to work up a good sweat not because of anything to do with the pacer but infection risk until the incision closed completely. 


by AgentX86 - 2019-02-20 11:41:47

I was banned from the gym for a month (no treadmill) but told that I could walk as much as I wanted, without restrictions, as soon as I felt like it. I started the following day (10mi). I did wear a sling for a week but only while I was walking,  to relieve the weight of my arm from my shoulder.

Working out again

by GPacemaker - 2019-02-20 21:21:44

Hello....I got my pacemaker in September and was wondering the same thing.  I was restricted to only brisk walking the first month and half. The second day after surgery, I walked 3 miles, then the next day, I started doing 5 miles a day.  I started timing myself and got my 5 mile pace down to about 53 to 56 miniutes....depending on the day.  About two months afterwards, my Cardiologist told me that I didn't have any limitations (after he checked the leads had heald) and now I do a minimum of 40 miniutes of cardio, 4x a week to include running, jogging, eliptical, etc.  I run 3 plus miles, lift weights at least 3 times a week minimum. Overall, I am doing good. I am active duty military, and during our physical training sessions, I think its fair to say, I hold my own. Im a lot slower than when I was younger, but still hang in there.....I think its moreso from the damaged knees, ankles, legs etc. Over the years vs the pacer. I do run a little short on breath compared to when Iwas younger, but my stamina is fine. I would recomend watching food intake, because my body was use to working out and eating a lot, but I gained 15 pounds afterward just because I just wasnt burning it off while in recovery.....Just be patent and it will work out fine. These are good problems to have and now Im just as active and can do all the things I use to with the only exceptionof I cant arc weld or run a chainsaw any more......Great problems to have and truly blessed.


by Moose Dee - 2019-02-23 07:19:32

Thanks Everyone!

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