should i go workout?!!!!!!
06-06-2010 06:40 PM
should i go workout?!!!!!!
sorry if this sounds like a stupid question, but i am going nuts sitting and doing nothing. I had an ACL reconstruction just this past Wednesday and Ive been sitting at home since using a CPM machine/ icing/ exercises for my knee.. Today, I feel really good today, and i wanted to workout upper body... i feel so lazy and fat sitting here!!! ahh
so... should I? what are the risks?
The doctor says i can, but he said i wouldnt feel like it.. YEAH RIGHT!! he did say not to get it sweaty or wet. and the gym is super dirty.. i dont wanna get it infected. any tips?
THANK YOU !!!!!!
06-06-2010 07:09 PM
wrap it once with gauze. wrap around that with saran wrap. wrap all that with an ace bandage.
then don't do anything to mess it up!
06-06-2010 07:13 PM
haha sweeet dude! Do you think it will be a problem if it gets a lil sweaty? on the stitches? is that a big concern?
06-06-2010 07:17 PM
if you have it wrapped, you'll probably be fine.
Just make sure you use some rubbing alcohol on it or something like that to clean it immediately post workout.
06-06-2010 07:57 PM
06-06-2010 08:22 PM
rubbing alcohol? won't that sting like a bitch? i'd go with peroxide.
i've never had major surgery like that but i'd expect it's hard for you to get around. so be sure to have a guy there to help you get the weights up and stuff. g'luck
06-06-2010 09:42 PM
haha thats what i meant
Originally Posted by WILL DA BEAST
06-10-2010 02:22 PM
I have had both my ACL's done about 4 years apart. Both times I was back in the gym hitting upper body within a week.
Did you get stitches or staples or the fabric stitches? If you got just the fabic stitches that stick to your skin, I would avoid getting them too wet...at least for another week. I had staples the first time, and no problems. I had the fabric things the second time, and split my scar open towards the top when I got it wet and sweaty. Now my scar is about double wide in that area...and sticks out.
I also had fabric stitches on my biceps reconnection surgery I just had in February and had problems with them sticking, but didn't bust it open. Positive for me, is I could care less about what a scar looks like, and I just kept working as the stitches were popping off.
I would use peroxide to clean it afterwards if you think you got some crap in it.
You aren't even supposed to be taking showers yet are you?
06-10-2010 07:33 PM
I would do a kickass bodyweight workout to avoid straining yourself too much while recovering from such major surgery. use slow negatives with perfect form, throw in some statics.
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