proctecting my pacemaker

Thanks so much for all your good advice.  Went for a bike ride yesterday  (with my bike helmet of course) and decided not to worry !  It was great, but I discovered I"m in terrible shape, despite doing a lot of walking since my procedure :) More riding is in order now that the weather is finally decent, here in southern Ontario


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Terrible shape

by AgentX86 - 2020-05-21 17:20:59

You might find that you'll need some serious tweaking to your PM to get your form back.  Indeed, you may not be in that bad shape, rather your PM is limiting you.

Fitness

by Selwyn - 2020-05-22 13:39:48

Fitness varies with the activity undertaken as you use different muscle groups. 

With the lockdown in the UK for SARS-Cov-2 I have had to give up swimming and take up cycling. It has taken weeks to get fit on the bike. Normally I will swim a mile daily. The first time on the bike I could feel my neck getting sore, my shoulders, my legs... now I am busy sprinting on the bike 6-8 miles, with a ride out of 6-8 miles. You are best going at things gently and building up. Luckily for me, my wife takes things slowly , so we can cycle out together. Only worry about the pacemaker if you are unable to gradually build up your fitness.

A few days after my PM insertion I was riding my bicycle 10 miles as I was unable to drive my car or work.  Sometimes it is difficult for the PM to recognise cycling as exercise due to the upper body being fairly fixed in cycling, as the rate response is dependent on movement ( at least in my PM) of the upper body. 

Pleased you have a cycle helmet. Take care. Enjoy the fresh air. Cycling is excellent exercise for the legs and cardiovascular system. 

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I am just now 40 but have had these blackouts all my life. I am thrilled with the pacer and would do it all over again.