For those who lifted weights prior to surgery

  • Nichole36974
  • 1 year ago

I am scheduled for BA/BL and TT surgery on 6/20.  I meet with my PS and am of course going to ask him my question, but wanted to see if anyone could give me a "heads up" on what to expect.  I currently do heavy lifting full body strength training 3 times per week and do cardio on the other days.  I'm trying to be as healthy as I can be before surgery and try to preserve what muscle I can.  I am not going to jeopardize my recovery by jumping into things too early after my surgery though. My question is this-if you were doing a strength training program prior to surgery, then how soon did you stop prior to surgery to allow your muscles not to be sore/retaining water/repairing themselves?  I lift as heavy as possible with good form and do mostly HIIT cardio, so I definitely feel the effects after my workouts.