Hi Girls 🙂 I’m having my op on 17th January at Fitzroy and I’m wondering if I should stop training my chest at the gym? I’m having partials and I don’t want it to affect my healing time by working my chest muscles too much before my surgery? Does anyone know anything about this? xx
I’m hoping to go back to the gym at 6 weeks I wanna no if I’ll be able to do just weights as training so soon? Xx
@lauren1991 I think you should be fine as long as you’re training lower body? 6 weeks will probably be a bit soon to start training chest and arms etc xx
I don’t no because I train with my boyfriend doing squats in squat rack lunges with weight and stuff? Xx
Im the same im almost 5 weeks post op cant wait to get back to doing some kind of exercise but dont want to injure myself. Hoping to get more guidance at my 6 week check. As dor training before had i dont think it will make too much of a difference to recovery hun xx
@lauren1991 I also train with my boyfriend and go quite heavy on the squat rack, I think I’ll just have to avoid the squat rack alltogether and go for bodyweight squats 🙁 because it’ll still put a strain across your chest when you’re squatting with a heavy bar x
@mrssheppard2be I’m really out of shape and I haven’t even had my op yet so god knows how fat I’m going to be if I can’t go to the gym for over 6 weeks! 🙁 xx
I do weightlifting and powerlifting, ive been doing very light stuff since the 2nd week, if i felt any pain i stopped im 6 weeks post op and still can’t train my chest because of the pain i get. the only thing I can recommend is be careful doing any back or overhead exercises, squats aren’t painful just keep it light then build yourself up hope this help ? x
I feel ya girls! Especially with all the extra food around christmas! Im getting married in october so must get back into shape ?? just planning on starting as a beginner and seeing how i feel hopefuly ive let my body recover ( i have literally done the minimum of anything for 5 weeks ??) xxx
I do lifting as well I was advise to stop doing chest exercise 2 weeks before just in case the muscle is too tense and get back into it 3 months after or when my body feels comfortable, hope that helps xxx
Oh god i really wanted to go back to boxing class after my 6 week post op but keep reading no upper body workouts until 3 months. That will kill me. I might try from Feb and see by not putting the power in to it just keep it light.
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