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After 3 weeks of being sleeved, especially if you have a lot to lose, start going to the gym IMMEDIATELY. You DON'T have to start cardio but you DHOULD start a weight training regimen. This will greatly assist in the saggy and loose skin problem. TRUST ME. As a trainer, one of my clients is 44 years old and weighed 402 lbs. He had the sleeve almost a year and change now and I realized after losing all that weight he has little to no loose or saggy skin... He weighs 202 right now and looks like a trainer himself.

I understand some drs may tell u to wait a little longer but three weeks is the best time to start! Even if it's light training every bit helps because your body will notice it before you do.

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Yes, my doc made me wait till after my 2 month appt but I agree 100%. Weight training is the only way to go! Thanks for sharing! I did arms and legs very lightly till after my 2 month appt along with the treadmill. I would say go easy at first tho, dont want to over-do it, your tummy will let you know for sure.

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thanks for the info - I've been doing push-ups and light upper body exercises with my 10 pd dumbells for over 3 weeks now to prep myself - I am working on making those 3rd adn 4th boobies disappear and it appears that only push-ups will really help, as I can see them disappearing!! I weigh 195 now - started at 202, but I am only 4'11" - so every 15 pounds on me is a dress size - and by building back up my muscles I can burn more calories while resting and getting the fat burning process started.

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After 3 weeks of being sleeved, especially if you have a lot to lose, start going to the gym IMMEDIATELY. You DON'T have to start cardio but you DHOULD start a weight training regimen. This will greatly assist in the saggy and loose skin problem. TRUST ME. As a trainer, one of my clients is 44 years old and weighed 402 lbs. He had the sleeve almost a year and change now and I realized after losing all that weight he has little to no loose or saggy skin... He weighs 202 right now and looks like a trainer himself.

I understand some drs may tell u to wait a little longer but three weeks is the best time to start! Even if it's light training every bit helps because your body will notice it before you do.

Thanks for the information! Would Water aerobics do the same as using weight training?

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Thank you! What exercises do I need to do for my belly and inner thighs?!

Meka

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I am pre op and will continue to attend my kickboxing classes and circuit training~ I plan to incorporate my 3lb weights in my walking immediately post op! Minimize excess skin, as this is one of my biggest concerns post op! Walking 3x a day {my pupp is going to love that} with my mini weights and squats! Gotta whip this body into shape! Thanks for the heads up and Motivation~

Best wishes everyone!

T~ :wub:

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I am also pre-op but for the last month I have started to exercise more. I wanted to get in the routine before surgery. My surgery is scheduled for Sept. 18th. Right now I Zumba for an hour 5 days a week in the afternoon. Then two nights a week a do a 6 mile walking trail with two good size inclines. Then the other three nights I weight train at home with my X-box your fit 2012 game. I do about 45 minutes with 3 pound weights. I am hoping to continue this pattern after surgery as well. Good luck to everyone.

Tara

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Thanks for the information! Would Water aerobics do the same as using weight training?

Water training is A mixture of resistance trainibgs and cardio so it would help because it's easier on your joints. I say go for it

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Thank you! What exercises do I need to do for my belly and inner thighs?!

Meka

Crunches, leg ups, planks and cardio for stomach.

Squats, leg raises, dead lifts (light weight), side and front lunges... yoga and pilates are great also for women

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I am pre op and will continue to attend my kickboxing classes and circuit training~ I plan to incorporate my 3lb weights in my walking immediately post op! Minimize excess skin' date=' as this is one of my biggest concerns post op! Walking 3x a day {my pupp is going to love that} with my mini weights and squats! Gotta whip this body into shape! Thanks for the heads up and Motivation~

Best wishes everyone!

T~ :wub:[/quote']

I see ya workouts are very cardio based. Try to get weight training in at least 2-3s a week... Focus on these arms, legs and core... These will help build enough muscle to ensure that when you are resting you are still burning calories during the process.

Cardio helps lose weight, strength training keeps it off

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Thanks, they have us doing all types of everything in that class weights squat hops punching the lifesize bags, push ups,medice ball, you name it! Thanks again for the advice~

I'm too hype now!...lol

T~ :wub: :rolleyes:

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I am pre op and will continue to attend my kickboxing classes and circuit training~ I plan to incorporate my 3lb weights in my walking immediately post op! Minimize excess skin, as this is one of my biggest concerns post op! Walking 3x a day {my pupp is going to love that} with my mini weights and squats! Gotta whip this body into shape! Thanks for the heads up and Motivation~

Best wishes everyone!

T~ :wub:

Kickboxing! IMPRESSIVE! I cannot wait until I can do stuff like that again!!

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It's a struggle with the weight however~ I'm very active with Kickboxing and Roller Skating it just doesn't show with my roundness~ I am 5'3 250ish. :ph34r: ......I am looking forward to my body being a reflection of my active lifestyle~

T~ :wub:

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It's definately good to start working out as soon as you can. I think I will start with some cardio and work my way up to weights. Thanks for the information.

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big THANKS OP!!!!

i am a week post-op, i have about 75 more lbs to lose, i walk/bike/jog pre and post op, 39 yrs old, a mother of 2, fairly active just never been consistant. what do you suggest? heavy less reps? light lifting more reps? how many times a week? how many times a day? i'm not really good with individual weights so I will probably start going back to the gym to use the weight machines. I do have individual weights at home up to 15 lbs. would you suggest using while watching tv, perhaps? in addition to going to the gym. i get my drain out tomorrow so I will start doing weights this weekend! OR do you think that's too soon? I'M FEELING GREAT THO! getting all my Protein in! YAY!

I know right...my invoice is in the mail, huh?

see....you should have never said you were a trainer...now you've got a stalker. lol j/k

thanks in advance for all your help!

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