Having to take a a Break from the Gym due to an operation.....

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    Dec 22, 2009 2:07 AM GMT
    Hey Everyone,
    Has anyone here had their wisdom teeth removed. I am going to get mine removed next monday 28th of dec and the doctor told me I would have to take the whole week off from the gym. I am scared about the negative impact that will have on my hard work at the gym. Is it really that bad or am I just over thinking this because I have not really ever been away from the gym for a whole week. Recovery would take about 3-5 days but I cant lift till my check up. Which would be a week a away. No feed back from experience similar to this?
  • drypin

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    Dec 22, 2009 5:08 PM GMT
    UVMERZA, judging from your profile picture you're in excellent shape and were born with great genes to boot. One week off is not going to set you back. If fact, I had to take one week off for a sinus infection earlier this year and when I got back all that rest my body got had been fantastic... it gave me an edge to increase the weight.

    Don't rush it; if your wisdom teeth are impacted (which is probably why you're getting them removed), you're going to need the break. The removal work is far more invasive than a root canal and if you rush it and break open the wounds, you'll be tasting a lot of blood. Plus, you're cheeks and jaw are gonna hurt like hell for a day or two.
  • Mikeylikesit

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    Dec 22, 2009 5:11 PM GMT
    Oh dear!!!....I would not worry bout it....I have 5 teeth pulled at once & went back the next day, but judging from your pics...I doubt you will get fat in a week....LOL
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  • outdoorjunkie

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    Dec 22, 2009 5:12 PM GMT
    I couldn't agree more with drypin. Even if you don't have a surgery, it's a good idea to take a break from the gym every 10-12 weeks. Your body needs that kind of rest every once in a while, regardless of your age.

    I had my wisdom teeth out last December. Mine were particularly nasty, as they were impacted. I was away from the gym for almost two weeks. When I returned, I weighed exactly the same, my definition was still there, in short, nothing changed. You'll be fine.
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    Dec 22, 2009 5:55 PM GMT
    outdoorjunkie saidEven if you don't have a surgery, it's a good idea to take a break from the gym every 10-12 weeks. Your body needs that kind of rest every once in a while, regardless of your age..


    Basically yes, but not everyone is the same: if you are a manic 19 year old you need less lay offs than if you are a decrepit 33 year old. In the week off you will not lose any definition, strength etc, especially if you watch your diet (don´t just pig out on pizza, take away and soda cos your gym habits changed) you will probably look better after the week than you did before. That´s what happens to me. For me lay offs are very important, and it is about every 10-12 weeks that I need them. If you are still uneasy then make sure that these last workouts before are really solid and hard which should give your body something to adapt to while you rest.
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    Dec 22, 2009 6:00 PM GMT
    UVMERZA saidHey Everyone,
    Has anyone here had their wisdom teeth removed. I am going to get mine removed next monday 28th of dec and the doctor told me I would have to take the whole week off from the gym. I am scared about the negative impact that will have on my hard work at the gym. Is it really that bad or am I just over thinking this because I have not really ever been away from the gym for a whole week. Recovery would take about 3-5 days but I cant lift till my check up. Which would be a week a away. No feed back from experience similar to this?


    the week off will not have any negative impact on your hard work. your age, fitness level and current physical fitness are not going to be dented by one week off.

    it's best to really take your time to let your mouth recover from the wisdom teeth removal. complications from wisdom teeth extraction are a pain in the ass, so, be patient and just recover. lifting/going to the gym sooner than you should could break the sutures (increased blood pressure, exertive efforts). msg me if you have any more questions! ;-)
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    Dec 22, 2009 6:09 PM GMT
    UVMERZA saidHey Everyone,
    Has anyone here had their wisdom teeth removed. I am going to get mine removed next monday 28th of dec and the doctor told me I would have to take the whole week off from the gym. I am scared about the negative impact that will have on my hard work at the gym. Is it really that bad or am I just over thinking this because I have not really ever been away from the gym for a whole week. Recovery would take about 3-5 days but I cant lift till my check up. Which would be a week a away. No feed back from experience similar to this?


    Oh, jeeze. Chill. A week rest will have you fully recovered and stronger than ever.

    Study up on the training concept called "periodization." See why taking a week off is one of the best things you can do for your gains.

    When you do a contest, you stop training legs for 12 days prior to the show to let them split, and look how they do. 4 days from the show, you stop training completely. Chill. Chill. Chill.

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    Dec 22, 2009 6:10 PM GMT
    If you find you are going insane with no exercise (this happens to me) then have a short walk each day... say 30 mins. The fresh air and gentle exercise is nice (even if it is freezing haha)
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    Dec 23, 2009 6:18 PM GMT
    Thanks everyone. Sorry if I am sounding paranoid its also just my 1st time ever going for an operation. Thanks for all the advice and help. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 23, 2009 8:22 PM GMT
    UVMERZA saidThanks everyone. Sorry if I am sounding paranoid its also just my 1st time ever going for an operation. Thanks for all the advice and help. icon_biggrin.gif


    Don´t worry, you sexxxy thing, you´ll be fine. icon_wink.gif