Weight Lifting

I received my pacemaker 18 months ago and am starting up a weight lifting exercise program for weight reduction, strength and overall conditioning. Can anyone tell me what exercises should be avoided and why. TIA


Check with the Doc

by swilson10 - 2007-05-29 01:05:19

I agree with Kyle. I am 29 and very active with weightlifting, running, yoga, etc and have already had to have two lead replacements and pocket revision. While I have always followed the doctor's recommendations and still had trouble, it still seems better to check and see if there are any specific limits to how your leads were placed. Good luck!!!

go for it

by cbulifant - 2007-05-29 02:05:05

Hi Tia,
I had a pacer implanted five month ago. Prior to I was very active into weight lifting and still am now.
My strengths are coming back very nicely have done over 300lbs on bench and 800lbs on sled. with minimal irritation on certain movements. I too explained to my Dr. before hand that I enjoy bodybuilding and he placed the leads a little higher and out in hopes to prevent the clavicle crush. Im not saying go out there and lift a bus right now, however, you should have no problems with a workout should your Dr. approve it first. good luck



by hooimom - 2007-05-29 07:05:14

My doctors suggestion was more reps with lighter weights.


Weight LIfting

by kyle0816 - 2007-05-29 12:05:00

I had my ICD put in about 6 1/2 weeks ago and my Dr. has cleared me to do any kind of weight lifting I want. He also said he routed to lead in a way where my collarbone won't crush the wire. You should probably talk to your Dr. to make sure what you can and cannot do.

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