Lifting weights

Hi All, 

I'm Paul from Kerala, Southern Province of India. Hope you're all safe during this Covid era. I  have implanted pacemaker for the last 18 years. Now running on the  Second one for the  last 10 years.  I have condition of  Sick sinus syndrome and My pacer is St jude ddrcdual  chambered, which  is implanted on the right side and  the leads on left side. 


I have  a concern  of weight lifting using  dumbbells. Is it possible for  me to lift weights of 7kg pair and 10 kg pairs both my hands. Will it affect my pacer  and heart adversely. Can I do push ups and cardio floor execercises regularly .  I was around  95kg before , now reduced weights to 83.


Thank you all


yes to all of it

by Tracey_E - 2020-07-20 14:54:15

You haven't mentioned anything questionable. Go for it!

I'd say "yes" but...

by AgentX86 - 2020-07-20 22:19:08

But you should ask your doctors these sorts of questions.  There may be some non-obvious reason you shouldn't.  There's no way we could know about it.

yes but check with your doctor first

by Dbark10809 - 2020-07-25 17:47:38

I have had a pacemaker for almost 4 years. My doctor told me I could lift weights (after the 1st 6 weeks) as long as the weight I lifted could be done at least 12 times. Currently I am doing 65 push ups every morning, and using dumbells up to 60 lbs ( doing 15 reps)

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