I had a pace maker fitted about 6 months ago can I do kettle bells and weight exercise or is it not a good idea. I am an avid runner and I back running 4 times a week but was worried about weights 



by AgentX86 - 2022-12-09 15:06:23

After six months (four months ago) you can do almost everything you feel like you can do. The only restriction my EP put on me was pressing free weights.  His concern is crushing the leads against my collar bone.  Since I'm dependent with no escape rhythm, that would be bad. If your doctor hasn't given you specific proscriptions, go for it.

go for it

by Tracey_E - 2022-12-09 21:03:25

If you are cleared for exercise, you can do what you want. I did 10 years of Crossfit without damaging anything and with my doctor's blessing. I deadlifted more than my bodyweight, lifted triple digits overhead, pull ups, push ups, etc.  I switched to Orangetheory this year, heart and pacer were doing great, my joints not so much. 

I’ve done both

by Mad Hatter - 2022-12-10 19:19:04

kettle bells and dumbbells starting about 6 weeks in. The only issue was some weakness in the left arm from not using it but that's gone now.  You should be fine.  

weight exercise and pacemaker

by JEREMYP - 2022-12-20 14:56:56

I've had a PM for 2 years, and I continue to do full workouts at the gym, including weights. Never noticed any problems. I sometimes feel Bradycardia kicking in and have to slow things down.

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