I wanted to get back to using my treadmill but an concerned about overdoing my exercise routine. First is it safe for me to use a treadmill. Are there any guidelines? I don't intend to run on the treadmill. I have knee replacement so I am limited in that respect. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Bob



by Tracey_E - 2019-02-09 10:49:05

If your doctor has cleared you to exercise, you can do whatever you feel up to. A treadmill won't interfere with the pacer, if that's what you're asking. 


by IAN MC - 2019-02-09 11:02:47

Not sure what you're asking Bob . Walking on a treadmill is no different to walking anywhere else . As Tracey says there are absolutely no safety issues re the pacemaker   ......my only tip ...don't forget to push the " Stop" button when you've had enough : )

By the way, I played golf last week with a friend who has 2 knee replacements and he demonstrated to me how he could still run .  I appreciate that this may not necessarily apply to you but I was really impressed by his mobility.




by lone ranger - 2019-02-09 11:17:55

Thank you for all your help. It is greatly appreciated. Bob


by AgentX86 - 2019-02-09 11:44:23

My EP banned me from the gym (and treadmill) for a month after implant but walking was fine the day after.  He was worried about over-extending the arm, so no such machines.  After the month I went back to 2-1/2 hours a day.  No problem.

Weight Training

by EdH - 2019-02-23 13:25:01

Before my PM, I was an avid weight trainer, using heavy weights at the age of eighty plus. My cardio doc says no more lifting, but I feel good enough to         

resume my training at an easy pace, increasing intensity as I progress.

Are there any members in my age bracket that can share their experience in a similar situation as mine?

As a new member, this is my first post.

I appreciate any responses, thanks.



by lone ranger - 2019-02-23 20:55:59

Hi Ed H, I'm only in my seventies. Just started training again after my pacemaker implantion. feeling very good. Not a weight lifter thou. You're an insperation to us all. Keep on pumping. lone ranger.

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