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I know loose skin may be inevitable, so looking for ideas on how a workout routine may look after surgery to minimize it. 50% cardio, 50% weightlifting? What works for you?

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I did/do mostly cardio, because I hate strength training. I’d say probably 95% cardio (mostly running), and 5% strength training...of which is just body weight...with the exception pull-downs, when I use a machine w/ weights (but I don’t do this much/often).

If I didn’t hate it so, I’d do much more strength training as I recognize it helps quite a bit with overall body presentation and metabolism levels. As it is, I do very little...but force myself to do some as it does produce results (for ME).

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Resistance training worked for me. I used Pilates ring. Made huge difference in my 135 weight loss.

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I started crossfit because it was a good mixture of cardio and weight training. It has workout out great for me. i have extra skin on my stomach still but my arms and lets barely have any after filling out,

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On 4/19/2021 at 10:56 AM, JAKE H said:

I started crossfit because it was a good mixture of cardio and weight training. It has workout out great for me. i have extra skin on my stomach still but my arms and lets barely have any after filling out,

Man to man, you look great bro! Congrats on having the mental toughness to not only lose the weight but get fit as well. Inspiring stuff!

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1 hour ago, Mike Long said:

Man to man, you look great bro! Congrats on having the mental toughness to not only lose the weight but get fit as well. Inspiring stuff!

i appreciate that!! thanks !

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I'm almost 7 weeks post-op. I have been walking lots since day of surgery. Just this week I'm adding back in pilates. I have a pilates power gym I LOVE! But just ordered the Ring based on recommendations. So I walk for 30 min 5-6 days a week. I will do pilates twice a week for the next two weeks then up to daily after my walks. I just love the way pilates makes me feel like I have worked my whole body.

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I posted how much Pilates ring has done wonders for my legs & arms & recommended to everyone!

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