Tuesday Tips: How Soon after Weight Loss Surgery Can I Resume Exercise?

Posted: July 16, 2013 by By The Numb3rs (BTN LLC) in Uncategorized

dumbellsA question from a Sneaker Porn Fan asked: “How soon after RNY (surgery) can I do CrossFit-like actvities? I’m fairly active now and train twice a week with a CrossFit trainer. I was shocked to see some literature that suggests as much as six months! Help!”

The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) suggests the following:

  • Start walking from day one. The hospital will have you moving relatively soon after your surgery, when you are discharged you need to continue to move.
  • Increase your walking distance every day. You can add another aerobic exercise like swimming and bike riding as soon as your surgeon gives you the thumbs up to do so. Weights with weight loss surgery will produce great results if you’re motivated.
  • Start light weight training as soon as your surgeon gives you the okay to do so. Increase the number of reps and weights gradually. Weight training increases muscle  mass, improving strength, increasing bone density, and raises your metabolism.
  • Since you’re already with a trainer, use them to educate you about your regiment, motivation, and help insure you’re routines are beneficial and not harming your recovery.

Remember, every single body is different. The more active you are pre-op will mean your recovery time will be speedy post-op. Even then, you must remember to increase your activities and training carefully. You should have mild discomfort, but not experience substantial pain. Be sure to remember to drink plenty of water before, during and after your exercise routines.

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