I am used to doing quite a lot of exercise - hiking, mountain biking, ski touring, scuba diving kind of thing. I am 66. I have recently had my tendons reattached on my left shoulder - due to wear and tear - so exercise is limited but my Doctor / surgeon has recommended that I restart exercise after two months of limited exercise. So has my EP.
How much exercise is too much and what are the limits?
As of now I go to the gym 4/5 times a week - I spend 30 mins on a bike and / or a cross trainer. We live at 1550 metres. I am currently varying the watts between 114 and 130. When at 130 watts I pretty quickly reach 145 bpm on the bike and 165 bpm when on the cross trainer. These are high point not averages. Average for the bike would be in the low 130's and for the crosstrainer in the mid 140's. Before I had AF I very seldom exceeded 145 bpm with much lower averages.
My EP has asked if I can live with this? But this is another topic.
I am keen to get back being fit etc but would like to know what the training parameters should be. For the moment I am constrained to using a gym.
I have read quite a few blogs and have noticed that there a quite a few people who are doing quite a lot exercise and wondered what there get fit experiences have been.
Was the exercise post successful AF treatment such as Ablation?
Thanks in advance?