Most Recent Messages in Exercise & Sports

metabolic conditioning & planking

https://www.eatthis.com/news-30-second-workout-trick/

I saw this work out on the internet. Seems to me it would be a safe one for pacemaker users. And does anyone know if planking is safe.

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Tonal vs Mirror vs Peloton

Due to all the different surgeries I'll be going through in the next few months, I would rather not be out on the streets running and cycling. Thinking about getting one of these new exercise machines. Anyone has any of the ones I've mentioned? Any thoughts?

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Making headway

Recuperating in the hospital as I write this...got nothing better to do. 
 

So finally the chicken came to roost on the atrial valve side of things. I got a 29 mm Evolut Pro valve today! Doing OK so far but fingers crossed for sure… Already feeling very different… A feeling of warmth throughout my whole body that I have not felt ever before.
 

The doctor was joking if I could do all these things with pacemaker that has only one lead and...

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Too early to play golf ?

I find it confusing that some people are told they can play golf after 4 weeks and others 4 months ? With courses set to open again on March 29th here in the UK that would be 2 months for me. I would have thought there would be a set timeframe among most doctors but it seems there isn't. Google doesn't help with some saying 4 weeks and others 3 months + ?

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Heart is so limiting for exercise

Hi everyone,

I'm new here and I tried to look back through posts to learn more, but I got a little overwhelmed. I'm sorry if this post is repetitive and you are welcome to point me toward other applicable previous posts. 
 
I got my first pacemaker back in August. It is a Medtronic Azure. It was quite a surprise because we have never had any proof of heart issues. My heart was running about 30 beats a minute when it had an eleven second pause before...

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got confused again with how may pacemaker works during exercise

Background - recently reaching and staying at 175 bpm or so during very minimal intensity running. Before pacemaker at that heart rate I would have been nearly at my highest intesity of exercise. I have grade 2 heart block.

I spoke the technician today and he said rate response is not on, I was hoping it was on as this would  make things more simple.

My question is, if my atria starts to beat at say 150bpm does the software change the amount of time it waits for an intrisic v...

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Any runners on here to explain ?

I'm nearly three months in to having my pacemaker (second degree heart block) and started a couch to 5k running programme to ease me back into running.

My maximum heart rate a few months before my pacemaker was 185ish and at this effort I would have been running around 6 minute/mile pace. 

Today my pace was almost walking pace running at exactly 10 minute/mile pace and my heart rate shot up very quickly to 165 and then after a mile or so sat at around 175. I was bare...

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Exercise intensity

I have an ICD since July 20. Previously ran on fells but now walking on fells.I like to try and work hard uphills but I'm really unsure how hard to push.Seem to be 25 per cent slower than before and don't know if anyone else has any advice for settings.Im 57 .

Thanks Andy

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Upper body exercises

Hi all

Im wondering if anyone can tell me what upper body exercises to avoid in the gym.

I was paced about 3 weeks ago and am eager to get back to the free weights as well as the machines. BUT im very nervous about ripping out or off my leads or splitting the wires. Pre surgery I was a big gym enthusiast and would do all different types of bench presses shoulder presses peck deck machine  lat pull down machine dumbell flies etc etc.  All these exercises put strain o...

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iWatch Heart Rate Anomalies

My resting heart rate is 51 bpm.

While resting, my iWatch will occasionally report a heart rate in the low 40's although my pacemaker minimum threshold is 50!   Perhaps that is an ectopic issue, but sometimes it records for periods of up to 10 minutes in the low 40's! That seems difficult to explain as an ectopic issue?

While exercising, my iWatch is fairly accurate (confirmed by chest strap, tre...

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Hiking

Hi folks, I have a question for all of you. Prior to August 2019 and my heart attack, pacemaker was implanted in September 2019. I was a pretty avid hiker. I plan on getting back into it this summer, so my question is about the pack. Do any of you hike with packs, if so, how do you handle the strap over the shoulder? Do you have extra padding over pacemaker site? My cardiologist also said to stay below 10,000 feet because I have two stents. I will not go above 7000 so no worries there. Apprec...

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Starting to exercise

It feels like a distant memory but over a couple of months have past since my pacemaker was fitted and I'm now doing a couch to 5K running regime along with a some bike rides. 

I've not pushed my heart to pre-implant levels yet, I am going to wait until I have a definite appointment with the cardiologist before I do that.

It's so tempting though to push it as I had run my fastest mile in many years (5mins 19secs) a few months before my PM was fitted but I know sta...

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Exercise and Heart Block

I have had my PM since 9/2019.  I am 66 and prior to was in elite shape.  I could easily run 10 miles.  Now I struggle with 2. During the preceeding two years prior to 2019 I occassionally experienced EXTREME fatigue (once every three months) during intense exercise.  I discovered in stress tests that it was 2/1 heart block.  My EP said a PM would 'fix this'.  After the PM, I have regularly experienced 2/1 heart block during exericse (once or twice a...

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LBBB in Older Male Athlete - What to expect

Hi all!  I'm new to this forum.  A little background.  I'm 67 year old male, in excellent physical shape - dont smoke, have 117/70 BP, have resting HR 45-50, 6'3" tall, 188lbs, 10% body fat, exercise 2-3 hours daily with some sort of activity from rock and ice climbing, running, road biking, alpine mountaineering, weight lifting, etc.

Several years ago I was experiencing a significant number of PVCs.  My doctor at the time was a cardiologis...

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Chest exercises

I hav a pacemaker for 2 years. I'm 84 years old.

Prior to my PM insertion I was a life long exercise enthusiast, (resistance,weight trainer).

I spoke to my cardio doc about resuming light weightlifting using 3 lb dumbels.

He preferred other forms of exercise, like walking, swimming.

but kind of frowned when it came to weight lifting.

 I decided  to disregard his advice and proceeded to start light weight training last August .

I'm bac...

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Fast Heart rate

Hello Everyone !  I am 66 years old and have had a PM for 13months . I have had a very active life playing sports and working out etc.   When I work out certain motions make my heart rate shoot up to about 120.  Example, pushups or a short sprint.  I am able to walk at a fast pace for 40 min and my pulse may get above 90. Most other exercises have  little or no effect. Early on, rolling over in bed would make my pulse go up also . When I am on a treadmill walking at f...

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Pilates, Advanced Reformer Exercises

Hi All, I could use some guidance and advice.  I've had my St. Jude for about 6 weeks.  It was placed over, and the leads tied to, the left pectoralis, very near my axilla (arm pit).  I have serious ortho issues (alignment, posture) that I've kept at bay with Pilates and after years reached a very advanced level of Pilates (reformer and chair) with amazing results.  Today I showed my doc pics of typical moves and was told I shouldn't do them as I could rip the...

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Biotronik PM Edora 8 DR-T

I had a Biotronik PM implanted yesterday(Edora 8 DR-T) I hope this message finds Mark. I was reading a post by Mark (by darmaggi 2020-11-10  16:14:11) Mark, I read in your post that you found a good Technician to adjust your PM . Would you mind sharing his name and how to reach him? How did you find him? I'm a serious runner and hope to maintain or improve my level of performance. I'd appreciate your help.

Woody

 

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Golf

I am a healthy 64 Golf fanatic with a very active lifestyle that had a Pacemaker implanted 31/2 weeks ago.  My cardiologist suggested that I could return to full Golf activities after 4 weeks.  So far everything has gone well and I have been able to swing 1/2 speed with no issues.  I am a 6 Index Golfer with a near 100mph driver swing speed.

My question is does anybody else have expierience playing Golf after 4 weeks?  Most of the posts I see on this Fourm seem to su...

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Exercise

Hello 

i need some information on weather or not exercising on  a power plate would affect my pace maker, any information would be helpful.

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