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Does anyone know when you can start walking at the gym after the gastric sleeve is applied. Im 8 days post op and tired of sitting around. I have a workout partner and everything. I just want to use the elliptical glider or treadmill.

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I believe it’s 4 weeks for a light workout. At least that’s what it is per my doctor.

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You should be able to walk as soon as you feel up to it!

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Your gym is open?

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I could walk right away. At four weeks, I could do everything except weights. At eight weeks, I was cleared for weights as well.

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32 minutes ago, catwoman7 said:

I could walk right away. At four weeks, I could do everything except weights. At eight weeks, I was cleared for weights as well.

Same for me. I have been walking since surgery. Started some cardio videos around week three, and can do resistance training in a few more weeks. My surgeon’s office encourages walking right away. I did try a bit of light yoga and my abdomen was a bit uncomfortable still. Will try again in a few more weeks.

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As soon as you feel up to it. Take it slow to begin. You are still healing & your energy levels are likely low.

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You can walk right away but stick to the treadmill. The elliptical engages the abdominal muscles and you don't need that just yet. Still healing on the inside.

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This is going to be an unpopular comment, BUT when i went for my one week check up, i said to my doc "there is no way i can wait 4-6 weeks to exercise." He laughed and said "there is no damage you can do to your actual stomach after a week. but give it another week and if you feel up to it, you can do it." 16 days after surgery i started crossfit. and i had walked 5,000 steps everyday up to that point. And i havent stopped since. Im a big advocate for exercise. I think its a big part of having long term success. He did tell me to be careful with my incisions, This is just my experience and i still recommend listening to your doctor. But i love to see when people want to get into the gym. Good luck with your journey!! enjoy the ride. There will be ups and downs but worth it!

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