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One month post-op/getting back into exercise

  • abcd227
  • il
  • 3 years ago

I am one month(and one day) post op from a full tummy tuck and upper/outer thigh lipo..... I teach Zumba, and will be going back to class July 11th. I have not done anything physical, with the exception of one walk on Monday night.... Any tipes on getting back into the swing of things?

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I am a dancer/gymnast. Seeing that you had your TT quite a while ago, can you tell me how long after the TT I will be able to bend over all the way backwards as I have to continue with my work after my TT. I am going in next month. Thankx.
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I am a dancer/gymnast. Seeing that you had your TT quite a while ago, can you tell me how long after the TT I will be able to bend over all the way backwards as I have to continue with my work after my TT. I am going in next month. Thankx.
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I am 24 days post op tt, boobs and flank lip got the OK for only 5 minutes on treadmill starting next week. So that will make it 4 weeks post op and only a couple reps with dumbbells using 3 to 5 lbs only I can increase all exercises by 5 minutes each week but NOT adding any weight til my 8 week post op and nothing overhead at all. No yoga Pilates or ab worktil after 8 weeks my doc is oreey strict but I did not spend 16 grand to screw anything up! Also stop anything you are doing if it hurts in anyway and call your doctor if worried about anything
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I started walking at 3 weeks; then VERY slowly with light yoga and Pilates at 4 weeks post op. I gradually added my weights being really careful not to engage my core area; did a lot of upper body work while sitting. I didn't return to my full running schedule until 8 weeks post op.

Agreed - listen to your body and respect it's limits while you're healing. You will figure it out!
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Listen to your body and if it tells you it's too much then back off some. I started back on the treadmill right after my 3 week post op and also upper body strength training. I started with slow jogs and would do some interval speed training as well and if anything felt like it was pulling I would slow down. Even with that exercise, I started back with my trainer this week in the gym and absolutely thought I was going to die...the first day I had to run and puke. I am amazed at how quickly our bodies become deconditioned. I was 7 weeks post op on Thursday and I have worked out with my trainer 4 days this week doing back to back days on Friday and today and I actually feel better today. He knows I had a tummy tuck but didn't spare me any and killed me but wanted me to do bench presses and chest presses and I told him wow look how easy you get up and down from the bench...well umm I can't do that yet...HELLO! It's funny you just don't think about those things.

Anywho, I digress, try and do as much cardio as you can to keep you going and use the hip abductor machine, standing cable leg lifts, leg curls and extensions and any upper body but stay on a bench with a high back or use the circuit machines with a back...this helps with you not being able to engage your core. Good luck!
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