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  1. #51
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    Harry - my dad is in the middle of the same thing - stent in the LAD from a 97% blockage. The biggest key is one you're recognizing - go slow and don't overdo it. You need to be low on watts and effort. He said most of his rehab has been them yelling at him to slow down. Keep it up! If someone yells at you for being slow, fuck em,

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    Just remember the old joke about the young bull elk and the old one.

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    Last week I did 30 minutes walking slowly keeping my HR at 85 to 90. Took Sunday off and went fishing. This week Iím upping it to 45 minutes, still slow, still keeping at 85 to 90 bpm.


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    Quote Originally Posted by schuss View Post
    Harry - my dad is in the middle of the same thing - stent in the LAD from a 97% blockage. The biggest key is one you're recognizing - go slow and don't overdo it. You need to be low on watts and effort. He said most of his rehab has been them yelling at him to slow down. Keep it up! If someone yells at you for being slow, fuck em,
    Wow, vibes to your Dad. I was feeling bad at 88 percent blocked, I canít imagine 97 percent !

    I know Dr OG said donít get hung up on HR, but I found paying attention to my HR Monitor on my wrist is the only way to keep going slow. Otherwise I speed way up.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry View Post
    I know Dr OG said don’t get hung up on HR, but I found paying attention to my HR Monitor on my wrist is the only way to keep going slow. Otherwise I speed way up.
    One way to keep your intensity down is to keep your mouth closed and only breathe through your nose. This worked really well for me last year while recovering from a pretty significant head injury.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dantheman View Post
    One way to keep your intensity down is to keep your mouth closed and only breathe through your nose. This worked really well for me last year while recovering from a pretty significant head injury.
    Wearing a mask outside let's you put a piece of tape on your lips to force the issue. I spent some time doing that last year to see how fast I could go while only breathing through my nose.

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    Over time I was definitely able to move more air through my nose. It seems crazy but I actually feel like my sinuses expanded some. Unless I'm pushing the pace hard I don't need to open my mouth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dantheman View Post
    One way to keep your intensity down is to keep your mouth closed and only breathe through your nose. This worked really well for me last year while recovering from a pretty significant head injury.
    That's good advice. Besides controlling activity level nose breathing hydrates the air before it hits the lungs and keeps the covid out.

    The PT had me breathing in through my nose and out through my mouth. Or was it the other way around? Or you can get all yoga and breath in one nostril and out the other. Or through the eyeballs.

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    End of Rehab Week 3.

    Six days of 45 minute walks, still slow keeping HR at 90 or below.

    Took Sunday off.

    Also added in lap swimming on Tue & Thur. Harder to keep HR down though. Did 1,000 meters both times. (40 lengths of 25m pool). Stopped every 200m (8 lengths) to check HR. It was 110-115, so I rested 2-3 minutes for it to come down to 90. Then another 200m and repeat.

    Overall feeling real good. Excited about having such a good recovery.

    Any input from the experts is welcome.


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    Good work Harry. Sounds like youre getting a good feel on where you are and need to be. A favorite racer of mine recently said she's enjoying just going out and doing what she likes on a particular day without her heart rate monitor. Im sure she's used it tons and especially for her base fitness this year but she's so in tune with her body and able to stand back and evaluate where she is and what she's doing. Atm she's still pushing crazy hard when she feels it but from years with a structure and hr monitor she can tell when she needs to chill or push. I often say its better to get 7 hrs of training over 7 days then to get 7hrs of training in one day despite having 6 more days in the week. Spreading it out allows your body to heal/recover overnight and make bigger gains in the long run and avoid overtraining and injury.
    The adding in the swimming reminds me that i always like keeping it fresh and mixing it up. Consistency is the goal and keeping it fresh and fun really helps that. A lot more fun at that endurance pace too.
    Atm its mainly biking for me but i always change the routes and types of riding to keep it fresh. Nothing dampens the fun and consistency like doing too much or the same thing everyday over and over

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    Harry, I think you could let your heart rate go higher as long as you're not having any chest, lightheadedness, skipping or irregular heartbeats the impression I got when you posted that you thought you fuct up was that your heart was handling it ok but that your overall conditioning was the limiting factor. I think you could focus more on how you feel the evening or the next day after exercise and not as much on heart rate. Your heart is used to functioning with not enough blood--now that it's getting all the blood it needs it's loving it. I'm not saying to shoot for a heart rate of 160 tomorrow, but OK to let it go over 90 and gradually increase it over time.

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    wanker humpday i hope your healin well bump
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