Most Recent Messages in Exercise & Sports

Weight Training With Pacemaker

Hi all, 

After a bought of more ilnesses (Restless Leg Syndrome & Sleep Apnoea) I should finally have all my health issues behind me in the New Year, so I was looking into getting back into training and exercise. (FYI, my pacemaker was inserted over 2 years ago)

I used to be very muscly and have now put on quite a bit of fat and I am looking to trim down. But I also love weight lifting and my question is does anyone have any tips on how to weightlift safely with...

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Took a

Near direct hit with a racquetball tonight - it’s not unusual to get hit usually in the back during a game but I’ve never been hit in the chest !

it was just below the device ..... makes me wonder if I need some type of little pad to protect it ? 

Anyone know of anything like that ?

Catchers chest protector ???

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Heart Rate Variability

I went for a bike ride this evening and pushed my heart rate up to 145 BPM going up a hill.  In less than 3 minutes I was on the bottom of the hill and my rate dropped to 52 BPM.  During the entire ride leading up to the drop I was averaging 105 to 110 BPM.  Anybody else encounter pacemaker issues when first excersing?

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Sudden pulse drop while exercising

I posted this before, thought it was resolved but is returning. The PM was put in 5 years ago to resolve a total blockage of the signal between chambers when at rest.. While exercising, particularly on extended vigorous efforts such as on an elliptical machine, my pulse builds to the 140's (I'm 72 and have never had a high pulse rate). It then may drop suddenly to 100-120 and bounce back after 5-10 seconds. It used to be more dramatic when it would drop to 85 and stay there...

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numbness in arms and fingers post workout

Hi all,

I am 34 year old female.

I have had my ICD implant about 2 years back and was overweight at that time. I had dilated cardiomyopathy for about 5 years now and I am on medications. Post-op, I started exercising and started loosing weight. I am now at a good weight and still exercising every day.
But recently I noticed that my arms and fingers are getting very very numb post workout. The numbness does not go away unless I have a hot water shower. And numbness is there on...

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Triumphant Return

Today I returend to the Racquetball Court -  I had hit the ball by myself a few times but had not played a match. 

I was definitely apprehensive and did not know what to expect.   The guy I played is of simiklar skill level.... we go to all out war when we play.  

He said you set the pace..... we will go as hard or as easy as you feel appropraite. 

I had imagined us gentlemenly hitting the ball around......

It didnt take long until it...

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What can I do When

I got my pacemaker 8 weeks ago. What is timeframe to raise my left arm over my head, swim, lift weights (and is 20 lbs my limit) I'm  getting conflicting info from docs. Telling me anywhere from 6 weeks to 3 months. Thank you

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Weight lifting with pacemaker

Anyone with experience on weight lifting and pacemaker? I am getting a pacemaker and I am a heavy weight lifter. Will I have to stop? My cardiologist just said to not do jerking movements but what about heavy weight? 

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Apple 🍎 5? Anyone ?

I have a Garmin Forerunner 35.  Anyone own the Apple5 that can offer feedback? 
 

lookimg online some impressive claims are made about its heart monitoring functionality

two negatives .... It's expensive and see some negatives on battery life 

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Upper heart rate

My exercise induced 2:1 block has been fixed! I am so happy wanted to post this, because i have struggles so much with it with sports. My upper rate used to be at 175 but now it is a 210! I feel amazing!

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Doc changing my blood pressure message

Doc reccommended I change my BP med from HCTZ (hyrochorathiazide) to Liprinosil, but after reading the description of it that I got from both the pharmacist and from things online, I am a bit leery about changing.  For one thing, I am also on Xeralto blood thinner, and my cardiologist recommended I eat some spinach daily, as Vitamin K may help prefent that  - not guaranteed, of course, but may potentially help - and if I did have internal bleeding, I would be getting Vitaman K...

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Newbie

Wow - implanted 10-22-2019. Trying to heal physically and wrap my head around this new reality. 

Prior to I was a racquetball competitor in pursuit of a league championship at my club . I played 3-4 days a week and was known for my mobility and stamina. 

Ive been slowly sticking my toe in the water walking 2-3 miles a day . Yesterday I ran a little on the treadmill - I felt kind of scared . 

I am wondering why my heart suddenly started beating so slow ? My con...

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Horse back Riding

I'm getting a PM implant on this Friday and am a bit indifferent about it. I understand it is what it is and I cannot predict the future, I do trust the Sovereignty of God, however I'm yearning to get as much information as I can regarding my surgery and recovery. I have ignored it up until now as though it might just fix itself but Friday just keeps getting closer!!  I'm a very active and an avid horsewoman and Grandma. I ride everyday and haul to co...

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Cardio band to wear on the chest

Dear All

could someone tell me if a cardio frequency band (the ones that are wearable on the chest)

can be used by a subject with an implanted PM? Could it interfere with the PM?

Thank you in advance for your feedback 

I wish you all a great time. 

G

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Cardio band to wear on the chest

Dear All

could someone tell me if a cardio frequency band (the ones that are wearable on the chest)

can be used by a subject with an implanted PM? Could it interfere with the PM?

Thank you in advance for your feedback 

I wish you all a great time. 

G

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Anyone with a Medtronic Azure XT SR MRI Sure Scan out there that's a runner?

Been with a PM for almost a year and am struggling to get back into running. The doc was able to put only one lead in the lower chamber. 

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Exercise after PM

I've walked for exercise for decades - never with any pain whatsoever.  Now, four days after PM implantation, I have chest pain when I walk for a very short distance.  WTH???

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Pain

Hi,

I had my pacemaker fitted 5 weeks ago, I still wake up with it at night, I feel like I have a lump of metal in my chest, my shoulder aches every day and it still feels lumpy and I cannot enjoy the sport I love which is running. Please can someone advise if it does get easier as it is getting me down. (It was fitted to speed my hear up as it was dropping to less than 20 beats per minute) Thank you.

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Energy

I’ve had my pm for five months and have had an issue of energy when playing Pickleball. I’m trying to determine if it’s old age (81), incorrect eating habits of low energy foods, physical conditioning, or needing pm recalibration. I play highly competitive three days a week and used to play 4/5 days a week before moving to current location. My issue I just seem to lose energy and get weakness after playing the first game and it gets worse the more I play. I seemed...

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First time to get "shock"

Hi, yesterday is the first time for me to get "shock" from my ICD after implanted in Feb 2019. 5 times in a row..

Before i get shock, im was city cycling about 15-20 km using brompton (16 inch wheel). 

Does anyone have same experience with me?

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You know you're wired when...

You play MP3 files on your pacer.

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My pacemaker was installed in 1998 and I have not felt better. The mental part is the toughest.