Hi guys just had pacemaker fitted due to irregular heart beat I am 67 and have used weights all my life live for training im

planning on taking six week break and then returning to training taking it slow for first few weeks if anyone has any experience of this could you let me know if what I'm planning is sensible Or what would you advise 


Weight training

by Old male - 2023-11-12 11:37:33

Got 1st ICD age 66.  Had trained with weights most of my life.  After about 6 weeks healing time I switched to machine resistance training.   Less chance of injury.  However, you can walk, stationary bike and other safe forms of exercise so keep training.  

Muscle loss

by doublehorn48 - 2023-11-12 12:37:37

I recently saw an EP that I haven't seen in a while. I'm 74 and have lifted weights since I was in the sixth grade when I got my first weight set. I've always lifted free weights. The only thing I have to worry about is touching my pm with the weights. I have a couple of times but the pinch I get lets my know not to touch the pm. The EP told me the best thing I could do to ward off muscle loss was eat enough protein and lift weights. That's what older people do. They quit eating enough protein and stop resistance training. Taking 6 weeks off is good you need to heal. I don't restrict the lifts. I do anything that strikes my fancy.

Keep lifting

m. scott 


by BradyJohn - 2023-11-12 17:45:44

Sounds like a sound plan. 

And in the meantime no reason to stop walking. 



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