For those who lifted weights prior to surgery
Byon 22 May 2013
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.