Share weightlifting lifts

Hey all- I'm 10 months from when I got my battery buddy and thinking about getting started lifting again. EP says I'm good to go, told me a few "don't do" lifts. 

But wanted to hear from the community what lifts do you do? I'm not looking to be the Hulk, but it would be good to do some lifting (I currently run and play tennis frequently).

If you are willing to share your regimine with me I would appreciate it!


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Walk, walk,

by AgentX86 - 2020-03-11 01:00:22

And walk some more. My knees and feet would never allow running. I started walking after my CABG, when my cardiologist prescribed cardiac rehab and I've increased my distance as a personal challenge since. Well, until I ran out of hours in the day. My target is 110mi/week (about a million steps a month for you counters ;-). I've been doing a little better than that recently but life often interferes.

Weight lifting doesn't appeal to me but I should do some.

Weight workout

by heckboy - 2020-03-11 02:18:28

Hey,

I've  worked out with weights since high school (I'm 58) and do a broad circuit workout, arms, legs, shoulders... I don't think there are any motions I avoid, but I'm more careful with some.

what lifts were you told to avoid?

Crossfit

by Tracey_E - 2020-03-11 10:03:14

I do Crossfit, so I do whatever the board says every day. I love not having to think about it, by the end of the week most everything is pleasantly sore. Lifting is mostly Olympic lifts, throw in some kettlebells, dumbbells, sand bags, medballs plus a whole lot of cardio. Yesterday was one armed kettlebell snatches, push ups, russian twists with a medball, and running while holding a 15# plate overhead. I rarely modify because of the pacer, my doc said do what I want so I don't hold back.  I joined this gym 9 years ago this month, have been paced since 1994.

Lifts I was told to avoid

by happy2bealive - 2020-03-11 23:33:24

Great input all. 

Was told to avoid anything where I'm raising my arms vertically (think dumbell shoulder press) as it wouldn't affect my pacer per se, but it could grind or pinch the leads between my clavicle and top rib. 

Others were butterfly bench press type lifts (where you are straining the leads). 

I will note my EP said, "I'd avoid those, but really start slowing and ease into it, when it doesn't feel right stop doing it, if it feels fine then you should be fine."

Tracy - the fact that you do Crossfit makes a 33 year old like me feel like I need to get off my butt!

 

 

I do those...

by heckboy - 2020-03-12 01:56:04

I've done military press for years as well as other arm and shoulder exercises.  I'd say that maybe it could have had something to do with my recent fractured lead, but it was only the one and I still have one of my original leads from 16 years ago.  I do tend to be more measures with those exercises, however. 

get off your butt :o)

by Tracey_E - 2020-03-12 11:08:59

I'm a big fan of everyone who is capable getting off their butt as often as possible. The best thing we can do for ourselves is eat right to keep our arteries clear and stay fit so our heart muscle is strong. We don't want to compound the issues we already have with things that are preventable. JMHO

Is your device placed so that the box or leads would be crushed by weight on the collarbone? Mine is lower than that, most are. Have you seen your xrays to know where the leads are? You for sure don't want to crush a lead, but it's easy enough to tell if that's a potential problem. I think front rack is more risk for crushing than overhead. Does your doc lift or was he guessing?

Like your doc said, ease into it.  Your body will tell you when something isn't right.  You will likely aggravate the scar tissue when you first get started and it may be achy after. That's perfectly normal. Ice helps. 

Response to Tracy

by happy2bealive - 2020-03-12 22:52:38

Is your device placed so that the box or leads would be crushed by weight on the collarbone?

>>>The box seems to be lower (it's about 3 fingers' width from my collar bone) so I can only assume the lead runs up to through the vein and could be pinched/crushed from the rib/collarbone, not so much from an outside impact (althougth I guess that is possible too).

Mine is lower than that, most are. Have you seen your xrays to know where the leads are?

>>>>No...great idea!

You for sure don't want to crush a lead, but it's easy enough to tell if that's a potential problem. I think front rack is more risk for crushing than overhead. Does your doc lift or was he guessing?

>>>>No way ha. He's just giving me canned responses. 

Thanks for the input all...sounds like I should take it easy on certain lifts to see what works.

Hi

by Amyelynn - 2020-03-16 03:24:55

I like to work on my health and rotate daily between a cardio workout (running my dogs 3-5 miles/ hiking up hill) and working out in our home gym. The majority of my workout is body weight based and balance (bosu) I incorporate my rowing machine, elliptical, rings, pull up bar and small kettle bells for some triceps/ ab exercises/ squats) not sure if that helps?! I have read a study previously of a prison inmate who had to have leads replaced on more than one occasion because he was big in weight lifting. However I imagine he was pushing it to the extreme. I think do what feels comfortable, don't over do it and always stay on top of your check ups and you should be fine? 

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