Jump to content
×
Are you looking for the BariatricPal Store? Go now!

Crossfit question...please help



Recommended Posts

Hey Crossfitters,

I have a question that maybe you can help me with. There is a groupon deal right now for Crossfit classes. Its 10 classes for $29 or 15 classes for $39. I have always thought Crossfit was right up my husband's alley. Even though he is overweight he is very active (loves skiing, road biking, mtn biking, spin class, sports,working out etc...), food is just his weakness. He is having surgery June 1st. I was thinking about buying this deal for him, and he has until Nov 2nd to use it, but is Crossfit too hard that soon after surgery? After the 2 month "don't lift anything over 20lbs" rule, he'd have August, Sept, and Oct, and even Nov (you probably just have to start the classes by Nov 2nd) to complete them. My delimma is that I know how hard it is to comsume enough calories/protein during those 1st few months after surgery, and would Crossfit be too much during that time? It says the classes are beginner level for the Crossfit uninitiated. What do you guys think?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't know but that sounds like an amazing deal. He could potentially be doing crossfit by August, as you say. If he goes twice a week the classes will be used up in 2 months.

And yes, fueling our tiny sleeves for intense exercise is a challenge, but it's doable. Many people recommend some simple carbs right before a workout, but I prefer some fats like almonds. Afterward a good Protein shake helps the muscles recover from the workout.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm 5 weeks out and just started back to crossfit 1 week ago. I did it prior to surgery. I haven't had any issues yet.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks guys!! This was exactly what I needed to know. I bought the amazing deal on the crossfit classes for him right after reading your replies! He's going to love it :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks guys!! This was exactly what I needed to know. I bought the amazing deal on the crossfit classes for him right after reading your replies! He's going to love it :)

are you in the socal area? if so, i'd like to get that deal as well. Do you have a link to it?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes. It was an Amazon Local deal for the Inland Empire. It was a timed deal available for a week I think and it was good at the Crossfit Covert in Calimesa I believe. If I can find the link I'll post it. If the deal is over sometimes you can call the business offering it and they will still offer it to you. I have done that with hair deals before.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Don't doubt it. Crossfit rocks. I'm not sure what I'm thankful more, my sleeve or crossfit. I'm 2.5 years out, and I'm in better shape than I have been for almost 15 years.

He'll probably struggle. I know that I'd have struggled at 5 months out. But for 29 bucks it will be good motivation to keep going. I wish that I had returned to weights earlier.

I'm 38, and I do the full crossfit routine, pull ups, handstand pushups, box jumps.

Honestly, I basically have forgotten how fat I was; before I started crossfit, I was starting to slide back to a little bit soft. Now, while I'm not with a full six pack, crossfit and the limited intake from my sleeve means I don't think about what I eat ever, nor do I worry about the pants not fitting. It's a relief.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Make sure he shares with his trainer about his surgery and calorie restrictions when he starts. I previously did Crossfit and the trainer was soooo great about individualizing everything. (I had to stop due to a foot surgery) I think that's one of the best things about the program. You can go at your own pace and still get a phenomenal workout!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Trending Products

  • Trending Topics

  • Recent Status Updates

    • Debbie Nichols

      No plans for surgery 
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • amazingmimi

      I feel like I've finally gotten past the biggest hurdle. Surgery date is September 6th, the day after Labor Day, and yesterday I got my insurance approval letter. I've followed everything they've told me to do, and I've even lost 30 lbs on my own since hubby had to change his diet for diabetes. No worries now about having to do 4 weeks of the liver shrinking diet instead of 2. On my initial visit, if I had gained just 5lbs I would have had to do 4 weeks. It's getting closer. Just 2 more months to wait.
      · 1 reply
      1. NmMd

        Although the prep work took energy, I found the biggest hurdle was post-operative. The first 48 hrs were extremely uncomfortable. I did an overnight and trying to down the liquids, Tylenol, and especially the barium was rough. Thankfully though, I got away with only having to have 1 belly injection after surgery. Needless are not my thing.

    • Grace1234

      I am brand new to this my surgery is tentative for July 27 depending on insurance and I'll be have the Gastric Sleeve.
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • Pepper1

      I am looking for people to connect with that are 4-5 years out. Many of the support sights I go to are all newbies. And while I enjoyed that when i first had my surgery and found it useful, I am looking to exchange ideas with folks that are out a few years. I am slowly gaining weight back and losing my excitement. I don't want that!
      · 1 reply
      1. SleeverSk

        Maybe post in the forums. It's a more active areaI have noticed no one replies to status updates

    • SuziDavis

      I have a surgery date! I am getting sleeved on 8/17/2022!
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
  • Recent Topics

  • Hot Products

  • Sign Up For
    Our Newsletter

    Follow us for the latest news
    and special product offers!
  • Together, we have lost...
      lbs

    PatchAid Vitamin Patches

    ×