Does Being Fat & Heavy Make Lifting Safer with Aortic Aneurysm?

The rule of “Lift no more than your body weight” seems to favor overweight people with aortic aneurysm who aren’t necessarily stronger than slimmer people. On typical medical sites, the guidelines for lifting weight for Read more...

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Bench Pressing with a Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm?

The guidelines for bench pressing with a thoracic aortic aneurysm are not encouraging. If you found this article, you’ve probably been diagnosed, or know someone who has, with a thoracic aortic aneurysm—and know exactly what Read more...

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Aortic Aneurysm: Are Pull-ups Safe to Do?

A leading aortic aneurysm repair surgeon answers if pull-ups are safe for patients to perform. People who are diagnosed with an aortic aneurysm are typically warned that they must avoid straining with heavy weights. This Read more...

Lifting Weights with Aortic Aneurysm: Detailed Guidelines

  Are you fed up with the vague, non-descript guidelines of weightlifting for thoracic aortic aneurysm? Finally, here are guidelines that you can make sense out of. A diagnosis of a thoracic aortic aneurysm doesn't Read more...

Aortic Aneurysm: Is High Intensity Interval Training Safe?

A leading aortic disease surgeon explains about aortic aneurysm and high intensity interval training cardio.         If you’ve been diagnosed with an aortic aneurysm and have always been a fitness enthusiast, you’re Read more...

Aortic Aneurysm: Safe Weightlifting Techniques

Dr. Allen Stewart, aortic repair surgeon, comments on safe weight lifting techniques for people with aortic aneurysm. Aortic aneurysm: safe weight lifting techniques – there are several. When a fitness enthusiast is told he or Read more...

Can Exercise Lower Risk of Aortic Aneurysm?

. Finding out you have an aortic aneurysm is scary sh--! You may as well be told you have a little bomb in your heart ticking away. Here is what a vascular surgeon says about Read more...

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Aortic Aneurysm & Lifting Weights: Research Scarce

A vascular surgeon discusses the obscurity of research involving lifting weights with an aortic aneurysm. The restrictions for lifting weights in people with an aortic aneurysm are, quite literally, all over the map. It’s like Read more...

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Aortic Aneurysm: Are Deadlifts Safe to Do?

Dr. John Elefteriades, leading aortic disease surgeon, weighs in on the danger of deadlifts in people with an aneurysm of the aorta. Though most aortic aneurysms affect older people, younger adults can be diagnosed with Read more...

Resistance Band Strength Training for Aortic Aneurysm

  Here are guidelines for tension or resistance band training if you have a thoracic aortic aneurysm and are worried about a dissection from straining. People with thoracic aortic aneurysms are typically told to avoid Read more...

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Are Barbell Squats Safe with an Aortic Aneurysm?

  Weightlifter and aortic disease repair surgeon Dr. John Elefteriades talks about squatting with a thoracic aortic aneurysm. It’s devastating when a strength training enthusiast or bodybuilder learns he or she has a thoracic aortic aneurysm; this Read more...

Aortic Aneurysm: Are Heavy Bag Workouts Safe?

See what aortic repair surgeon, Dr. John Elefteriades, has to say about heavy bag workouts and aneurysms. When a person is diagnosed with an aortic aneurysm, he or she is warned to avoid exercise of Read more...

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Biceps Curl Safety Guidelines for Aortic Aneurysm

. Here are guidelines for safely doing biceps curls if you have a thoracic aortic aneurysm: guidelines straight from an aortic repair surgeon. If you’ve been diagnosed with a thoracic aortic aneurysm and have been Read more...

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Build Muscle Safely with Aortic Aneurysm: Hundreds Training

  If you have a thoracic aortic aneurysm and are crushed at hearing “avoid lifting weights,” there is hope: Hundreds Training, for building muscle. If you’ve been diagnosed with a thoracic aortic aneurysm, your doctor may have Read more...

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Lift Weights Safely with Aortic Aneurysm; Burn Fat with Panaerobics

For people with a thoracic aortic aneurysm, there's a weightlifting modality that can burn fat & tone muscle: panaerobics. If you’ve been diagnosed with a thoracic aortic aneurysm and now think that your dreams of achieving Read more...

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Lifting Weights with Aortic Aneurysm: “Straining” Defined

For those with a thoracic aortic aneurysm, the doctor’s restriction of “No straining” needs to be explained. The “No straining” rule typically applies to lifting weights. I've been a personal trainer, and if you’ve been Read more...

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