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When is it safe to start Gym, Lifting Weights, Cardio

Posted 08 Mar 2019 at 09:42


It'll be 9 weeks since my surgery. I was wondering if it is safe to start doing some cardio and lifting light weights?



Posted 08 Mar 2019 at 13:35

My friend


I Had a RP operation last December  2018 so 3 months by now. But Still I'm not allowed to lift anything even 3 pints of milk .

Not even a full bag of Sainsburys shopping bag that has contain grocery of 10 kilograms.

You just had operation and you want to go to Gym and work out lift heavy weights. In my opinion a bit radical and irresponsible way to act .

Until I joined this website I had to idea or knowledge of Prostate related illness, cancer etc .

But since I became a member of this website I was supported greatly by saints on here..whom sometimes they told me off kindly .

I was just like you I was updating my silly details on here complaining about not to have decent way sex etc..or other stupid things. 

So I driven people here crazy!

Saint Lynn and  saint Chris used to say When you do have activities just be careful, respect for your body if you get pains than have rest and remember that you had a major surgery operation. 

It's a marathon type of recovery not a sprint type of journey. 

What I'm saying is possible they looked or will looked at your this post on here  ....either they are smiling or find it a bit crazy!


Good luck 




Edited by member 08 Mar 2019 at 22:38  | Reason: Not specified

Posted 08 Mar 2019 at 23:10
What does your GP/Surgeon suggest?

I was up at 4am and painting fences at 9 weeks. Well intentioned people here chastised me. What is right for one is not right for everyone. I was lifting weights pretty quickly, not heavy, but reps, without harm.

Cardio, treadmill, required a pad and I still got soaked early on.

If you are into lifting and weights you may have a better idea of what your body can and will tolerate?

Maybe avoid sets of 100 sit ups for a while?

good luck with your recovery.


Do all you can to help yourself, then make the best of your time. :-)
Posted 08 Mar 2019 at 23:25
Do what feels comfortable but without putting too much pressure on stomach muscles - men that have had keyhole RP are at higher risk of hernia, sometimes years later, and overdoing things in the early days seems to increase that risk.
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