Exercise & Fitness Goals


Exercise & Fitness Goals

Many of us have read that transplant recipients have  become fit after their transplant.

 Here is a place for us to share how we truly feel about our fitness goals and accomplishments.

Website: http://transplantfriends.com
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Latest Activity: Mar 27

Discussion Forum

Foundation Training

Started by Hostess Risé Jan 3. 0 Replies

How much time do you spend in the gym?

Started by Cisco. Last reply by elreyfeo Nov 18, 2013. 17 Replies

The Importance of Strength Training

Started by Darak. Last reply by elreyfeo Jun 2, 2013. 18 Replies

What do you do for cross training?

Started by Cisco. Last reply by Cisco Mar 31, 2013. 2 Replies

Holy Carp!

Started by Cisco Jan 18, 2013. 0 Replies

how about swimming?

Started by Lilian. Last reply by Lilian Nov 29, 2012. 5 Replies

Learn about your muscles

Started by Hostess Risé Aug 5, 2012. 0 Replies

Do you workout often?

Started by Hostess Risé. Last reply by ORLAN W. HOLMES Apr 6, 2012. 16 Replies

Share your workout faves

Started by Hostess Risé. Last reply by Rita Nov 15, 2011. 5 Replies

Dr. Oz Qigong video

Started by Hostess Risé. Last reply by Hostess Risé Oct 14, 2011. 4 Replies

Who loves to Dance?

Started by Hostess Risé. Last reply by Hostess Risé Oct 9, 2011. 3 Replies

My Exercise Routine

Started by maverick. Last reply by Hostess Risé Oct 6, 2011. 2 Replies

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Comment by Mani on February 18, 2014 at 2:52pm

Mani here Age 33.  I am 5 months post kidney Tx. I go to gym regularly. I also have a fistula on my right arm. My Q is , IS there a limit to the amont of weight i can lift with my right arm cause of fistula.

Also wht king of protein shake can i take? I mam not taking any right now. Is it safe? I will discuss this with my doc as well.

Thx .. Mani ! 

Comment by elreyfeo on October 19, 2013 at 11:21pm

Hi, Mani:  I had to start rebuilding the many small muscles that affect stability by using those elastic bands wrapped around one ankle then extending that leg outwards, forwards, and backwards (as many reps as possible per set) while balancing on the other leg.  Do several sets on each leg and you will find this slight resistance makes a big difference. Good luck and welcome to the post-transplant world.  Enjoy every day. :)

Comment by Mani on October 19, 2013 at 10:24pm

Hi Folks ..

Mani here Age 32.  I am 5 months post kidney Tx. I have started the gym recently [along with raquetball] and want to focus on strength training. I have lost weight post tx [i never gained weight after tx rapidly.] I was 72kg when health. I was 57kg after tx. today i m 60kg. My fitness has definitely improved by i still have to follow a routine. Can anyone suggest a routine/link for strength training. How about improving balance using my own weight.

For those interested i am on cellcept. Cyclosporine and predinsolone. Still have some acne due to prednisolone but doc is reducing it so it will go away soon.Comments are welcome.

Comment by sheila on June 1, 2013 at 3:56pm
I will be 6 year post transplant over all
Comment by John on December 20, 2012 at 10:24am

I've got to say that I think running/walking plus some strength training (pushups, situps, etc.) seems to work best. I had a heart txp 3 years ago. Before all of the issues that led to that I was a sub 2:30 marathoner. I was able to go back to running a couple of months after  the surgery. Not at that level, but I've worked my way up to about 7 miles a day at about a 12 minute pace. I've been very fortunate to have had almost no post txp problems. As long as I don't push things too much, this seems to work ok.

Comment by Kayla on December 19, 2012 at 10:04pm
I just began running in early November, ran a few 5ks and am now training for a 10k and doing ab workouts. I had a liver transplant 16 years ago. Any suggestions how to deal with scar tissue pain that comes up?
Comment by Ella on November 28, 2012 at 2:45pm
Yes I had a little baby boy in april 2012, after my kidney transplantation that happened 2006. So proud :) :) :)

Lilian my doctor told me that swimming is best exercise for us. But they recommend sea or ocean. Because of bacteria.
Comment by Lilian on November 28, 2012 at 2:24pm

Hi everyone, I like swimming, and I would like to know your experience after transplant. I had my kidney transplant  three years ago and feeling fine, I have osteoporosis and I exercise twice a week. I swim in a gym, does someone go swimming?

Comment by Hostess Risé on November 28, 2012 at 1:51pm

Ella- great-did you have a baby after tx?

Comment by Ella on November 28, 2012 at 1:43pm

And my diet... I am trying not to eat to late. All that is working for me. I lost almost all my baby fat after my pregnancy.


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