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Old 10-15-2009, 12:44 PM   #1
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Need help scaling w/o for someone w/pacemaker??

so the other day i went to the gym with me g/f, did my wod and she was on the treadmill. she saw how exhausted i was and asked if i could scale a w/o for her.
so off the top of my head i was thinking, 50 squats, 50 lunges, and 50 box jumps.

well, 50 squats and 25 lunges later she had enough.
--she cant push herself the way xfitters do bc she has a pacemaker. once her heartbeat goes over 170 bpm (i think it was) she starts to black out because the pacemaker cant regulate her heartbeat to go that fast. So i told her go as hard as she could until she felt that it was getting close to that, then shut it down, breathe deep and steady to lower your HR, then go again.

so now that you know where i'm coming from, i need some help.

what kind of workouts would be good for someone with this condition?
shes 20 year old, about 5'6'', 140 pounds. she wants to concentrate on her hips and upper thighs. thanks in advance for any ideas
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Old 10-15-2009, 12:45 PM   #2
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Re: Need help scaling w/o for someone w/pacemaker??

http://www.sca-aware.org/schools/saving-kaitlinYOU MUST ENSURE YOU ANNOTATE ALL LINKS WHETHER WORK AND FAMILY SAFE.

for anyone who is interested that's her story/who she is. again thanks in advance
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Old 10-15-2009, 04:03 PM   #3
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Re: Need help scaling w/o for someone w/pacemaker??

Read the blog, amazing. However, and please don't take this the wrong way, but a bunch of great people, and amazing circumstaces saved this girls life and now you are asking a bunch of people on the internet what her workout should be?? Dude, she has a pacemaker, ask her cardiologist what she can and can't do.

You advised her to go until she almost blacked out? I'm dumbfounded.

But you seem like a decent kid, and she seems like a real sweetheard, so please ask her freakin' doctor.
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Old 10-15-2009, 04:06 PM   #4
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Re: Need help scaling w/o for someone w/pacemaker??

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Read the blog, amazing. However, and please don't take this the wrong way, but a bunch of great people, and amazing circumstaces saved this girls life and now you are asking a bunch of people on the internet what her workout should be?? Dude, she has a pacemaker, ask her cardiologist what she can and can't do.

You advised her to go until she almost blacked out? I'm dumbfounded.

But you seem like a decent kid, and she seems like a real sweetheard, so please ask her freakin' doctor.

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Old 10-15-2009, 04:24 PM   #5
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Re: Need help scaling w/o for someone w/pacemaker??

Aaron,
I'm sure you mean well but this sentence has me baffled

"So i told her go as hard as she could until she felt that it was getting close to that, then shut it down, breathe deep and steady to lower your HR, then go again."

As Brian said, please run this by her cardiologist to see what she can and cannot do.
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Old 10-17-2009, 07:03 PM   #6
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Re: Need help scaling w/o for someone w/pacemaker??

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Read the blog, amazing. However, and please don't take this the wrong way, but a bunch of great people, and amazing circumstaces saved this girls life and now you are asking a bunch of people on the internet what her workout should be?? Dude, she has a pacemaker, ask her cardiologist what she can and can't do.

You advised her to go until she almost blacked out? I'm dumbfounded.

But you seem like a decent kid, and she seems like a real sweetheard, so please ask her freakin' doctor.
agreed
actually the cardiologist can refer her to a cardiac exercise specialist or exercise physiologist that will structure her something that is more suited.

if you dont understand her problem which is evident by your "So i told her go as hard as she could until she felt that it was getting close to that, then shut it down, breathe deep and steady to lower your HR, then go again." recommendation which could dislodge the pacer wire from the heart tissue and that results is a false reading and could kill her!! I suspect that is not your intention.Your out of your league here, time to recommend her to go to her cardiologist.
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