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I recently had my bypass surgery and wondered how soon after did you start working out? I was very active prior to surgery..trained 3 days a week and worked out 5. I anxious to get back but don't want to rush anything. When did you get the go ahead to exercise and what did you safely start with?

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Literally never--even now, more than three years after surgery. I just walked as necessary for my daily routine. And it didn't impact my weight loss at all--I was quite successful.

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3-4 weeks after surgery i started walking longer distances and now 5 weeks or so post op i am riding my mountain bike. as for heavy lifting i am waiting for a while before that

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I was working out before surgery. For the first 2 months post surgery, I just walked. I did not have the energy to work out more significant until I was eating more calories (and my program did not encourage it until we were able to eat 800-1000 cals/day consistently. I didn't start back with my trainer until 7 or 8 weeks out from surgery, and then we adjusted my weights down since I hadn't been lifting in a while. We were also really careful with the ab work for the first few weeks back since again, I hadn't been doing anything for a while and I'd had surgery!

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I was allowed ( and encouraged) to walk right away. At four weeks out, I was cleared to do everything except for weights. At eight weeks out, I was cleared to do weights (as in cleared by my clinic)

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Like @Recidivist, I didn’t ever return to exercising. I walked erratically before surgery & started back again slowly after surgery. But stoped after a couple of months due to low energy & low BP. Didn’t stop me from losing all my weight & more. I still don’t exercise as such but understand some people enjoy it &/or want to establish healthy behaviours.

Best to chat with your surgeon. They will likely have their recommendations around how much you should exert yourself, how much you can lift & when you can progress & do more. Most tend to advise walking only for the first couple of weeks but there are always variations on this.

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Was cleared at 6 weeks, but as some others here, I don't formally exercise. I just focus on moving more in general and have adopted a more natural, guilty-free, movement-based lifestyle for staying healthy, nothing to do with losing weight. Losing weight for me is a completely separate issue, it is an emotional, mental and keeping up a healthy diet issue.

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I increased my walking 3 to 4 weeks after my surgery to 60 minutes a day. After 16 weeks I was finally able to complete a 30 minute hit cardio workout and also incorporated some lifting into my workout routine (nothing heavier than 30 lbs).

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I began working out after an incident during a game where I was tackled by a larger player under the basket. I realized that if I had been stronger, I may not have fallen. Since then, I've been making a consistent effort to exercise every day, even on days when I may feel down about the situation

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I began working out 8 months after surgery but wish I had started earlier. My weight loss completely stopped until I added exercise in and then it started back up again.

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