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Cardio - How To Get Started ?


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#31 VydorScope

 
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Posted 19 July 2006 - 08:37 AM

You're like me, I hate calling people on the phone ... give him a call.



Bah left a message with the "nurse" (doubt it was actually a nurse, sounded to clueless).
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#32 VydorScope

 
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Posted 19 July 2006 - 10:14 AM

UMMMMM :o ERRR Well scratch just about everything you read in this thread out. :blink: Cause umm the "nurse" called back and siad that the doc said DONT YOU DARE! Well okay it was more of "He wants you to wait till your follow up MUGA scan befor you run at all" :huh: So I guess I will just walk on the treadmill. I guess dont need the warm up/cool down for that realy, maybe like 45 mins walking or somthing. I dunno. I see him Aug 7th for the MUGA and I guess I will talk to him more then.


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#33 CarlaB

 
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Posted 19 July 2006 - 10:17 AM

I'm glad you called. Better safe than sorry!
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Posted 19 July 2006 - 01:10 PM

His answer realy bugs me, and worries me. :(

You see I have been rejected non-stop by zillions of life insurance angencys for coverage cause of my heart thingy (Left Bundle Branch Block + Low Ejection fraction). They all treat it like its a extremly serious thing, but Mr CardioDude has always been like "no worries man, its like just a thing, ya'know" (well not exactly... but thats the general gist..) and told me no treatment is needed just monitoring... but if thats true, why cant I get a little exercise in? :(
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#35 CarlaB

 
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Posted 19 July 2006 - 01:18 PM

Maybe because he knows men tend to overexert themselves on treadmills??? I'm sure some walking would work, and it's good exercise, too. I wouldn't worry too much until you go see him.
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Posted 19 July 2006 - 01:39 PM

I think he just wants to go over everything with you. That way, you'll know how to go about training safely for your condition.
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Posted 19 July 2006 - 03:22 PM

Because the difference between walking and running, on the heart, is pretty darn big!

Good for you for calling. And for sticking to the walking. I know, it sucks. I'm with ya on wanting to do more. But there's no sense in hurting ourselves for it... trips to the ER just aren't worth it!
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Posted 19 July 2006 - 03:33 PM

Because the difference between walking and running, on the heart, is pretty darn big!

Good for you for calling. And for sticking to the walking. I know, it sucks. I'm with ya on wanting to do more. But there's no sense in hurting ourselves for it... trips to the ER just aren't worth it!



but will I get enough of a work out to help at all by merely walking?
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Posted 19 July 2006 - 03:48 PM

but will I get enough of a work out to help at all by merely walking?


yes. absolutely yes. walking gets your heart rate up higher than sitting, higher than standing, higher than putzing around the house. (not necessarily higher than running around the house chasing a kid with a spilling cup of grape juice on new white carpet, however. :P )

... ok... I spent 5 minutes w/ google to get a better picture here ...

the walking - at a slow pace - is going to keep your heart muscle knowing that it needs regular demands, but not put very increased demands on it that would cause electric signal issues due to the bundle branch block (definitely don't want to do that - and you should think about whether what happened when running was from that). it will also keep the rest of your muscles in better shape (yes, even small amounts of non-strenuous exercise do this - there's chemical signalling for ya) which reduces the muscles need for oxygen, which helps your body function better despite getting less oxygenated blood than it might otherwise get due to a low EF.

yes, walking is just fine. you're not going for superman. :P
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Posted 19 July 2006 - 03:58 PM

and you should think about whether what happened when running was from that).



What do you mean? :huh:
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Posted 19 July 2006 - 04:09 PM

What do you mean? :huh:


what I looked up noted that bundle branch block was an issue with electrical signaling between the different portions of the heart, sometimes exacerbated by exercise, causing the heart to beat out of sync because the electric impulse signal doesn't travel appropriately through the heart muscle and that can cause heart pain, fainting, or dizziness. (I only spent five minutes researching... forgive me if I read anything incorrectly.) when I read that, it reminded me of what you said about 'falling off' (I figured you never meant it literally of course). I didn't mean to imply that this *is* what happened, just that it's worth thinking about whether or not that was an issue while you were running the other day. the reading I did implied it usually wasn't a big issue, but I'm no doctor, and it came to mind.
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Posted 19 July 2006 - 04:15 PM

what I looked up noted that bundle branch block was an issue with electrical signaling between the different portions of the heart, sometimes exacerbated by exercise, causing the heart to beat out of sync because the electric impulse signal doesn't travel appropriately through the heart muscle and that can cause heart pain, fainting, or dizziness. (I only spent five minutes researching... forgive me if I read anything incorrectly.) when I read that, it reminded me of what you said about 'falling off' (I figured you never meant it literally of course). I didn't mean to imply that this *is* what happened, just that it's worth thinking about whether or not that was an issue while you were running the other day. the reading I did implied it usually wasn't a big issue, but I'm no doctor, and it came to mind.



:unsure: I did mean litteray... lost focus for a min weee... :unsure:

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Posted 19 July 2006 - 04:48 PM

I guess maybe I need to look for walking shoes instead. :(
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Posted 20 July 2006 - 07:05 AM

I guess maybe I need to look for walking shoes instead. :(


Or wait till your doctor visit.
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Posted 20 July 2006 - 07:08 AM

Or wait till your doctor visit.



I guess I can walk on tread mill in hiking boots, since I use to do my 90 min around the nieghborhood tour in them....
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