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So my surgeon said you have a greater risk of hernia form sneezing or coughing initially after surgery. He said there was a 10# lifting limit the first 2 weeks and after that said to take it slow and stop if it feels like I am straining.

So here I am at almost 6 weeks post surgery and I have done cardio and very low weight higher reps at the gym on machines, not free weights. I am starting to do house things like easy gardening and vacuuming without pain.

I am scared to push it and would like to know when you felt you could push yourself.

Thanks,

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I was doing cardio and going to the gym at 2 weeks but not lifting or doing strength training machines until 6 weeks and then stuck with light weights for another 4 weeks until I felt I could do heavier weights.

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If you have doubts, consult with your surgeon.

Otherwise just increase activity/weights in small increments and pay attention to how you feel after & the next day.

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I started going to the gym exactly at my 2 week mark! I usually do a couple miles of cardio and then I do some weight machines, and I take it slow with the weights!

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I needed the answer to that question question so thanks. I had my surgery on 3/20/19. Tomorrow will be my first day back at the gym. A little nervous but I'm going bright and early.

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I was cleared to lift weights about three months post op. I started walking around my local community as soon as I got home from hospital. There was a lot of slow shuffling up and down the street the first days back (more for circulation than exercise), but now I’m power walking and loving it.

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Cardio after a few days (mostly walking, walking, walking) Strength training about 6-8 weeks after

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I started doing cardio and sauna 2 weeks post op and got back into free weights at 4 weeks (starting very light compared to the normal) I am now 7 weeks post op and have been gradually increasing up to normal plus my work requires some heavy lifting often

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