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Lifting Weights After Surgery


I am so glad that I can workout again. I haven’t been able to lift any weights since my appendix surgery in December. I wanted to and felt I could, but my doctor told me to lay off until January. Well, it’s January dammit and I’m back with a vengeance! There is nothing like lifting weights. Pushing, pulling, and balancing heavy weight is such a rush for me. Not only that, but it also helps with my morale and weight loss goals. Now, I must admit that I haven’t taken any official fat loss measurements. I have not had a doctor or medical professional, or even a fitness professional measure my body fat or any sort of measurements. I have done all of that myself. I plan on having my doctor do that in the coming weeks and I also plan on checking for diabetes. That’s a bit scary. More on that some other time.

Anyway, back to lifting weights after surgery. I have been looking forward to this day for a few weeks. It sucked pretty bad to go down when I did because I was in a good rhythm with my current work out routine. That one is an intense, short, fat burning, multi-joint exercise routine. I happen to like it a lot. It gets me going pretty quickly. I plan on continuing that for the next 3 to 4 weeks with one change to it. I will be adding squats 3 times a week to it.

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Why more squatting? For starters, Mehdi from Strong Lifts just randomly contacted me introducing himself and recommending that I make that light tweak to my workout. I had never been to his site, but it is a good one. He has tons of fat loss and muscle building info, plus his ebook is off the hizzy! It has a great workout that he has put together, which I plan on undertaking after my current workout. Another reason I want to squat more is because I how great I feel when I squat. Squatting makes me stronger. Period. I used to squat 3 times a week when I played high school football. That was all year round. I didn’t always like it, but when I was done I felt great.

One of the good things about having had my appendix removal surgery is that it heals relatively quickly. That allows for lifting weights after surgery a lot sooner than a typical surgery. That may not seem like a benefit, but I suppose I am looking at the glass half full on this one. I will post an update on the success, or failure, of my new workouts.

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About the Author

My name is Israel Lagares. I used to be the kind of guy that was always in shape, but over the last few years I've fallen off tremendously. This site is my final attempt to get back into shape. So far I've lost 70.4 lbs. Check out my weight loss chart, weight loss videos and progress pics. Follow my journey, those of others, and read our thoughts on various health topics. Share your thoughts, experience, and journey here on FMU.

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  1. marcNo Gravatar says:

    I know what you mean about the squats. I hate them BEFORE the workout and DURING, but I love them after!

  2. Dennis RosatoNo Gravatar says:

    sounds your trying to sound tougher than you are. ebook is off the hizzy!—nuff said.

  3. Dennis RosatoNo Gravatar says:

    i once saw a jamaican guy throw up while squatting with 500 pounds.

    • IsraelNo Gravatar says:

      I will never forget that day. As he squatted the weight his eyes appeared to roll back into his head and he let out a loud sound followed by the black vomitty stuff…

  4. Wow… That is nice. Sounds really good.

  5. Yes, it sounds very nice. Another thing which I need to know is: is it true or not?

  6. Keith J.No Gravatar says:

    Old article but very applicable to me. I just had shoulder surgery – torn cuffs – and am a little leary of starting up my routines. I have always devoted 2 hours a day, 4 days a week to working out. Now I am restricted to lower body exercises but the doc said I could begin some easy upper body exercising. I never did “easy” before!

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