Returning to the gym after 12 months, HELP!

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    Jun 27, 2010 10:41 PM GMT
    About 12 months ago I had a knee operation, a few months later I attemped to return to the gym, however this was too soon. So now it's been a year, I've spoken to my doctor, and he said to give it a go, controlled excercise should be fine, so gentlemen, where should I start??

    Has anybody tried the RJ Strength Foundation 12-Week Workout http://www.realjock.com/workout/1057/
    Obviously I need to avoid impact, so hitting the treadmill isn't going to happen. I just want to increase my fitness levels and loose some weight, nothing drastic.

    Any advice is greatly apreciated and I'll love you forever, thanks in advance.

    Peace
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    Jun 27, 2010 11:37 PM GMT
    Obviously a physical therapist would be best to answer this question; so I'll just give a safe answer: Start slowly with light weights, build your endurance back, then go from there.
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    Jun 27, 2010 11:48 PM GMT
    Hire a good personal trainer! You will get way better results. The money you spend on a PT is money you save on medical bills.
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    Jun 27, 2010 11:51 PM GMT
    Can you go swimming with your knee? That is a great full body workout with no impact!
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    Jun 28, 2010 12:44 AM GMT
    I'd second the idea of working with a physical therapist - have them put together a game plan that will be safe for you.

    Recovering from extensive back surgery, I found swimming and the elliptical machine the two things I could do pain free. It took me about a year and a half before I could attempt a spin class... Whatever you do, start slow and if it hurts your knee - stop.
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    Jun 28, 2010 2:03 AM GMT
    I'm just getting back to the gym again after an ankle injury in January...

    My only note: Squats are a bitch for the first time again! icon_twisted.gif
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    Jun 28, 2010 7:42 AM GMT
    Pyrotech said Squats are a bitch for the first time again! icon_twisted.gif


    Squats are never going to happen again.