Re: Total hip replacement & crossfit at 47 yrs
I know this is an older thread, but perhaps those with a THR will see this.
I had a THR in 2007 at the age of 37. I returned to the gym after about 3-4 months and worked on some leg and hip strength, along with weight training. In May of 2014 I started Crossfit. In June/July I started having some glute, flexor and soas pain. I went to a sports med doc that is part of the group that performed my replacement and had an MRI. Turns out I had tendonitis in my glute medius and my minimus was basically shut down. My obliques on my left side were also not engaging. I took about a month off of CF and worked with a PT and a sports trainer to activate the minimus and my oblique and strengthen my medius. As a result of the injury I learned a ton about how to strengthen and protect my hip muscles. I wish I had this knowledge in 2007.
Scaling properly, coupled with continued PT on my own, over the past month I have hit new PRs (albeit not too heavy) without issue.