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Gym with AF

Postby bdfguy » 09 May 2019, 08:19

Hi Guys,

Can anyone give any advice with regard to weight training and abdominal excercises with an AF?
Obviously heavy weights are out but is a gentle workout with light weights still problematic and perhaps slow down healing or stop it altogether.? I used to work out regularly 3-4 times a week but have now had to cut back to some light cardio on a step machine but I am piling on the weight and have lost all definition which only aggravates an already stressful situation. Thanks for any feedback.
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Re: Gym with AF

Postby Abu » 09 May 2019, 10:53

I did weight train all the time since the fissure with just some weeks off when it was really painful. Even with the periodic retear I experienced in the past 5 years I still kept hitting the gym. My advice is to use whatever weight you can muster without doing the valsalva maneuver - meaning, without holding your breath. This is the only danger as it puts pressure on the fissure. If you keep breathing while lifting you are safe. I am talking from personal experience.

Good luck!
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Re: Gym with AF

Postby bdfguy » 09 May 2019, 14:46

Thanks so much for the advice.
Will go back gradually and see how it goes
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