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

Beginning a workout after post op



Recommended Posts

Just got the ok to work out from my surgeon today. I am still having pain from surgery. I am only 10 days out of surgery. What are some good exercise to start with?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No specification of what type of exercise? Regardless, 10 days would rule Water based activities, I assume your incisions haven't healed yet? Also you wouldn't want to extend/stretch out your torso with wounds as well as stomach still healing. I would keep it simple for a few weeks. Walking...with perhaps some exercise bike if you have one. You aren't getting much nutrition just yet go gentle/easy until you are consuming more.

I would save the gym/weights training for about five to six weeks out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Stick to walking like on the treadmill or riding a stationary bike for now. It's too early to lift weights or use resistance machines.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

at that point I was just walking. At about four weeks out, I could do pretty much anything except weights. I think i had to wait 'til about eight weeks out for those.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I started walking on my treadmill 3 days post-op.
Now that was at an extremely low pace and I started with just 20 minutes and worked myself up to an hour at a time within a couple of weeks.
I’m still only 24 days post-op, but I signed up for Pilates class yesterday and the instructors are going to work with me until my core is stronger so there are many work arounds as you build strength.
One thing I’m going to avoid for the rest of my life is anything resembling HIIT as there are some exercise physiologists and docs who think that HIIT can actually cause fat storage in people who are genetic “storers”.

All I know is that anytime in the past that I tried HIIT, I would get ravenously hungry and eventually would overeat so this time around I’m not going to try it again.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
All great advise here! I’d stick to walking or stationery bike. Don’t make the mistake I did. We had awful below zero weather In January here and I was getting frustrated so I tried my resistance bands thinking I’d just do arms and legs. Worse mistake ever!! It set me back to how I felt the first week post op and took a good 5 days to recover. Thank God I didn’t do any long term damage and I felt absolutely NO discomfort while doing it or obviously I would’ve stopped.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had my sleeve1/21/19. I have been working out since the 2nd day after surgery. Treadmill and stationary bike. I am 5 weeks out down 38lbs. I was 293 at Surgery, I am 255 today. Saw Surgeon Thursday he was ecstatic with my progress. Anyone who is negative about the process I just shut them out. Stalling for a little bit is normal. I did for a week. No complications at all. No nausea or vomiting either. THE EXERCISE SPEEDS UP THE WEIGHT LOSS!!! I am starting swimming today.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What kid of exercise would you like to eventually do? And have you been doing that before? Lifting weights does not juggle your body a lot, unless you are doing certain ones that really push your core like dead lifts.

I would say you can start to lift weights, low weight, and work up. I can sit at a chest press, shoulder press, incline press, tricep and machines and dumbbells, and a dozen more and have my entire upper body still. Some weight lifting where you bend might not be good yet, I would not do abdominals, back extensions or rotations yet.

You will need to do weights to maintain some muscle and muscle tone. Get cardio in when you can. After my surgery I trained for a 5k, but waited about 2 - 2.5 months before I actually jogged. I suggest training for a 5k run. It's free, and you can do it anytime at anyplace with the right clothes. But, in order to do a 5k, you'll need to walk it at minimum..... So like everyone else has suggested, get walking, and walk often.

The best motivation I found for going to the gym, and doing my 5k's for the cardio is not to loose weight. I don't go to the gym or run to loose weight. I got myself involved in activities where going to the gym supports them. I am training for a goruck.com event, firefighter training, and I joined a international sword fighting league or sorts, Historical European Martial Arts. So, I go to the gym to support those activities. Everytime I go to the gym, I know I am working on a type 2 twitch muscle Fiber for a faster sword block/parry or a stronger sword strike, I'll be able to do more push ups at the goruck.com event and I'll be able to pull hoses faster and when I run, I know I am pushing my cardio to loose more weight make everything easier and to givem myself more endurance. I suggest you find a reason to go to the gym or do cardio, because doing it to loose weight gets boring real.....

Sent from my ONEPLUS A6013 using BariatricPal mobile app

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I want to work out, but feel so tired after work, and I get up so early to go to work.. ugh I know it sounds like excuses...

I need inspiration, motivation and ideas, please!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I joined up at a Pilates studio and I’m loving it! Fortunately their class schedule is super flexible because some weeks I work early and some weeks I work late.
I’ve let my instructors know my core is weak from surgery and they’re good about keeping that in mind.
Just today I was finally able to do planks on the box and my instructor cheered me on!
Love how relaxed and confident I feel after a class now

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

  • Featured Surgeons

    1. Masoud Rezvani

      Woodbridge, Virginia 22191

    2. Lisa Medvetz

      Downingtown, Pennsylvania 19335
      800-282-0066

  • Most popular:

  • Recent Topics

  • Recent Status Updates

    • WeGettingThere

      Hey ya'll. SO. I got down to 199 for the weigh in but gained it all back right after. I have to do another month of weight management. They switched out the nutritionists at the last second and she said she doesn't pass anyone unless they have 5 veggies a week. I'm starting metformin and Farxiga today. Doc found a little bit of blood in my urine but wasn't too concerned. I'm trying not to freak myself out either. Depression is a little more intense than usual. I'm all over the damn place. 
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • Jen M

      3/19 - It wasn't a bad day I stayed up quite a bit much of the day. Have to focus on walking more before it gets too hot to walk outside at all.   Pain was less, but insomnia has kicked in the last two nights
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • JessLess

      I hit Onderland today! I feel great!
      · 1 reply
      1. GreenTealael

        💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎

        💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚

        🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

        💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗

        💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜

        👜👜👜👜👜👜👜👜👜👜👜👜👜👜👜👜👜👜

        🎇🎇🎇🎇🎇🎇🎇🎇🎇🎇🎇🎇🎇🎇🎇🎇🎇🎇

        💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖

        🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹

        🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀

        🔔🔔🔔🔔🔔🔔🔔🔔🔔🔔🔔🔔🔔🔔🔔🔔🔔🔔

        💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃

        ❤❤❤❤❤CONGRATULATIONS❤❤❤❤❤

        💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃

        🔔🔔🔔🔔🔔🔔🔔🔔🔔🔔🔔🔔🔔🔔🔔🔔🔔🔔

        🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀

        🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹

        💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖

        🎇🎇🎇🎇🎇🎇🎇🎇🎇🎇🎇🎇🎇🎇🎇🎇🎇🎇

        👜👜👜👜👜👜👜👜👜👜👜👜👜👜👜👜👜👜

        💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜

        💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗

        🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

        💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚

        💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎

    • GreenTealael

      Purim starts tonight!  
      · 3 replies
      1. FluffyChix

        Happy Purim! Glad he saved yall! :)

      2. GreenTealael

        😍

      3. proudgrammy

        thanx for reminding me - will call DD tonight. Ethan (11) always loves the parade

    • GreenTealael  »  othella

      💜💜 Safe journey and congratulations 💜💜
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
  • Trending Topics

  • Magazine Articles

  • Together, we have lost...
      lbs
    ×