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How Long After a Hair Transplant Can I Resume Intense Workouts?

10/29/2008 12:04:54 PM

Question:

How long after a hair transplant can I resume intense workouts?

Answer:

Caution is a good thing. After all your hair transplant is an investment and you want to protect it (donor and recipient area alike).

Most clinics will tell you that you can start doing light cardio and some light weight training after 10 days. The best way to resume your workouts is to start very light and then gradually increase over time.

You can get a great workout burning those reps using very light weight without putting any strain on the donor area. Be careful to avoid exercises where you have to bend your neck. If you're going to do abdominals don't put your hands on your head and don't put your chin to your chest. Upright leg lifts may be better for awhile if your gym has an adequate machine for doing them. Avoid touching the back of your head to any equipment for awhile until you feel comfortable and then start with light weight and gradually increase as long as your donor area doesn't feel any bit of strain.

Use common sense and good judgment. Stop doing an exercise if you suspect any kind of strain or problem in the hair transplant donor scar.

And always follow the advice of your hair restoration surgeon.

Bill - Associate Publisher

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