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Resuming Weight Training After a Hair Transplant

12/14/2009 1:10:29 PM

Question:

How is the best way to resume a weight training routine after a hair transplant? Are there specific exercises to avoid from stretching the donor area scar?

Answer:

The short answer is, resume weight training very gradually. Quite honestly, I was back in the gym as early as a week after my hair transplant, but I was lifting virtually nothing and doing dozens of reps keeping my head still and sturdy so as not to strain the donor area. After about 2 weeks, it's safe to resume most weight training however, in my opinion start with light weights and work your way back up to doing heavy over the period of a couple of months. Be cautious of doing any exercises that may strain your donor area. This includes any exercise involving a lot of neck movement or placing the back of your head against equipment. Most importantly, use common sense :-)

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Bill is the managing publisher of the Hair Transplant Network and The Hair Loss Learning Center. He is 4 time hair transplant patient and has over 15,000 helpful posts on our hair restoration discussion forum. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a Master’s in Christian Counseling. In addition to his work in helping hair loss experiencing men and women finding the best hair transplant surgeons, he helps people with various addiction and mental health related issues in his free time. He enjoys weight lifting, kickboxing, movies, researching conspiracy related topics and spending time with his family.