Most Recent Messages in Exercise & Sports

Running Heart Rate

I recently bought a new running watch that records my heart rate.  I walk 5 minutes and then I start jogging.  I use to run but at 70 I jog.  I start out slow but my heart rate spikes to around 152 and then spikes down.  This lasts maybe 30 seconds.  My heart rate then sort of levels off and my average will be around 138.  So why does my heart rate spike?  Thanks

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Doing Yard Work

Got the pacemaker two weeks ago.  After a few days started feeling human again.  I need to do morning chores for 2-3 hours.  They generally are yard and garden duties in the summer.  Went out two days ago and did general garding, pulling weeds, etc.  My wife, the retired ICU nurse, hovered pretty close.  She was there helping me with every chore.  We talked about my keeping my left arm from going out straight or over my head.  I concentrated on keeping...

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Incidence of lead fracture for pacemaker recipients who row

Aloha, all!

I was wondering if anyone has found data on incidence of lead fracture for pacemaker recipeints who row.  I just had a pacemaker implanted a week ago (subclavian placement) and my EP indicated returning to rowing would not be a problem.  However, it seems like many professionals recommend against rowing.

I am a single sculler, and a typical practice schedule for me is 25k-30k, 6 days a week.  I love rowing and hate the thought or reducing training volume...

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Rate responder

i got my PM 5 years ago at age of 46 for slow heart rate. I’m a runner and have had the rate responder adjusted three times because about 8 mos after an adjustment I begin to feel gassed out during my workouts. Last week the tech told me she adjusted the rate responder to its max setting. I am still feeling winded during slight exertions. Anyone else experienced similar condition? Also, read a posting about thumping the PM to make the accelerometer more responsive during workouts....

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I just wanted to know your experience with these activities until I get clearance from my doc

Hi everyone! I'm approaching two years with my medtronic and I just wanted to know if you've had any trouble with the following and if you'd advise against it:

-Push-ups

-Rowing maching

-Paddling out/surfing

I have my 6 month check up approaching soon but I just wanted to see what your experiences were until I see my doc. I'm just worried about repetitive movements and anything involving my chest muscles. My PM is underneath my left chest muscle. Thank...

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EP Study – Update.

Good evening all,

For those who are new please follow the link to get the background info.

https://www.pacemakerclub.com/message/35074.

Right had the dread the EP study carried out few days back and almost made full recovery. Yep it took over three months to make it happened, we love our NHS, lol.

The study was not dissimilar to described by Czechmate, yes my heart was tested to limits, it went off to the races...

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How long Accelerometer active while cycling?

Greetings Fellow Pacers,

I am intetested in learning more about: length of time sustained, and heart rate achieved when activating the accelerometer while cycling.  The accelerometer seems to really work when manually tapped in advance of a cycling effort such a climbing a steep hill.  Does the accelerometer cause the HR to reach the upper limit (140bpm in my case) but how long will it last until reverting back to the base rate (60bpm) while climbing longer and steeper hills?&...

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Skydiving

Hey 

Anyone on here skydive? Working through AFF but having some issues with 360 turns. Can’t work out where my issue is. It would be helpful to know if anyone has been through same/similar process and if so did you have any issues? 

 

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Can anybody explain this to me

So I have Pacer for bradycardia setting are set at 60/165 now when I was exercising before I got my hr max to 148  t fairly quickly according to my rythm+ heart rate band and in the middle of my walk it did not get a reading at all then when I stopped and started slowly walking it was reading my hr was in the low 50s and low 60s I think I got worried a little.

I also have a question on pacing with a Pacer and exercise do they make your heart rate go up quicker then if your natural...

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PM shield

I got PM 2 weeks ago. I am going to prepare a metallic shield which protcts the PM against pressure and hits in bjj. Has anybody used such before?

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Pacemaker

Pacemaker assurity mri model2272 installed on June 10th after a cardiac ablation on 85 yr old male.. My problem is trying to understand why the pacemaker, set at 80bpm doesn't keep my heart rate at that pace after I exercise and my heart rate falls to the 50's and stays there. I still have PVC's a after having the ablation. need someone to tell me what is going on? 

Thank you from an old marine

 

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Swimming laps

Hi all.  I am a 63 year old woman 2 years in with my pacer and all is great and I hike, bike, gym workouts, etc.  But until now I haven't been swimming.  First of all I'm in Pittsburgh and outdoor swimming is best in the summer and no indoor pools close by, secondly it was suggested that some strokes should not be considered due to pull on and potential breaking of the leads.  It was stated that particularly breast and butterfly strokes could be harmful but freesty...

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8 Year old Comp Dancing -- ACRO Question

My daughter had her pacemaker put in August 22, 2018. 

She would like to do ACRO... to complement her dancing. Looking for experiences? 

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Rock climbing

Hello all,

I had my pacemaker fitted at the beginning of April I’m was normally quite active beforehand & have started running again which has been fine. I really want to go rock climbing & was wondering if this is something that i can do as involves a lot of arm movement obviously & i don’t want to damage anything.

Thank you 

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Working out with my pacemaker set to higher HR

My cardiologist just approved to increase my max HR from 130 to 150 so I could exercise at a higher level. Before they set it my HR monitor while i worked out would show 125 max and I'd be hitting a wall. Last week they set it to 150 and I've been to the gym 4x since and my HR still shows me hovering at 125. Should I let my doctor know that their change did nothing or does my pacemaker and heart have to adjust? Anyone have advice on this? thanks!

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Garmin fore runner 35 watch

I have a one lead pacemaker for afib and AV node ablation. I am 100% paced. I was wondering if could use the Garmin watch to check heart rate when I exercise. Does anyone know if the watch will interfere with my pacemaker?

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HIIT training and swimming

Thank you again for the great information Ar-vin. I hope you see this message. I’m not certain if the only way we can comment on info given is by PM? It was reassuring to hear your experience. I’m probably much older than you but I feel even if it takes me longer than 6 weeks to get back to pre pm exercise, at least I will be able to do it.  You’re note was very encouraging in a week where I’ve been discouraged. Muchísimas gracias!

 

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HIIT training and swimming

I will receive a pacemaker in July for sick sinus syndrome. I swim daily and wonder how long it will be until I can get back in the pool after pm.

i also do HIIT high intensity interval training both in the pool and while walking. Does anyone have any info on whether this can be continued after pm? 

I’m 72 this month and have always been really active. I still care for 2 horses and ride. My doctor told me not to stop what I’m doing now but will I have to stop afte...

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Leads question

Hi there, 

i know there is a lot of posts on this topic already on here, with very reassuring answers. I was fitted with my device 7 years ago at the age of 40, in sunny Spain. I have weight trained and exercised for the last 25 years so I was devestated when the doctor told me I could no longer do weights. His reason was the constant repetitions would damage the cables. At first he was non negotiable however after a year he said I could do some curls. Fortunately I found this...

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Athletic 52 year old and exercise

Looking for someone who may be in my situation or experience.

I"m 52 years old....I've always had a heart rate in 50's with no issues, felt great... but now bottoming out in low 40's for some reason.  Throughout my years, I've worked out, cross fit, running 10K's, 5 K's......never had issues until last month with getting fatigue with routine activities.  Had a heart cath......all is well other than low heart rate and subsequent fatigue. &...

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