Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Exercise After Surgery

Walking can start right away.
It should be the main exercise for the first 6 weeks.
Start with 15 min and increase gradually.
Walking 30 min 4 times a week is a great exercise.

Swimming can start as soon as your incisions are completely healed

6 weeks after surgery you can start lifting weights
10 lbs to 20 lbs
20 lbs to 30 lbs ( 8 weeks after surgery)
30 lbs to 50 lbs ( 12 weeks after surgery)

8 weeks after surgery you can began using the eliptical trainer.
This is good since it protects you back, knees, ankles and hips.
Start with 15 min and increase gradually.

8 weeks after you can start yoga


10 weeks after surgery you can start with abdominal crunches push-ups, sit-ups, squats

12 weeks after surgery you can start pilates

12 weeks after surgery you can start aerobics, running and jazzercise www.jazzercise.com

24 weeks after surgery you can start bowling

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