Is it safe to jump rope

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Chuck C

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Jumping rope should be fine. I had my follow up appointment with my cardiologist at 4 months out and asked him if it was ok to go 100% on cardio now. He said: "Yes, you're past 3 months so everything is ok- go 100% if you want to."
Unless your medical team tells you otherwise, now that you are 4 months out you should be able to work out pretty hard, jumping rope included.

These are the guidelines from St. Vincent's for return to exercise after valve surgery- see link below. Not sure why, but they use bowling and tennis as examples, as if that should cover everyone.

"Tennis –practice hitting the ball and gentle serving at six weeks, play a leisurely game of doubles at 8-10 weeks , and at 3 months you should be able to play a full competitive game "

This would be consistent with the guidance that my cardiologist gave me, that after 3 months you can go for it.


Please post a video of your jump roping on the forum. Just kidding. But, that would be pretty cool if you want to. It is always nice to see the photos or videos of people returning to normal activities after surgery.
 

Unicusp

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Sorry, I haven't jumped rope in years. It is very aerobic and should be fine. I imagine you'd see a very high HR real quick..
How about inversion exercise? That's hanging upside down from your ankles for those unaware. I was nervous at first re-starting the activity after surgery. It's great for stretching, vertebrae realignment and abdominal exercise. I waited about 4 months after surgery. Got a little light-headed but all was good.
Anyone else do this?
 

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How about inversion exercise?
medieval torture IMO

Hanging upside down decreases the heart rate while increasing blood pressure and can put pressure on the eyeballs and inner ear.

Because of this, inversion therapy is not recommended for people with:

People with conditions that affect the head may also want to avoid inversion therapy.
 

Protimenow

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I got an inversion trainer many years ago - my wife is dead set (no pun intended) against it. It's still in the box that they shipped it in.

It's one of the many things I have to sell or otherwise dispose of to make room in the house, and maybe put some money in my pocket.
 

Unicusp

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Funny. Why didn't you take it out of the box?
I started using the original gravity boots around 1981. Then got the more current version that you lay on, probably 10 years ago. Great for abdominal conditioning and lower back issues.
Now I wonder if this activity somehow contributed to my aneurysm?
Chiropractors started using these a few years back to help people with back issues. Helps the disc's. Oh well, I only use mine once in awhile now.
 
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