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TKR Weight lifting after TKRs

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Had right knee done feb 27 2020 and left Oct 7 2020 , started hiking and lifting again soon after my first . I know everyone is different, but wondering what some of the avid lifters continue to do after surgery, it seems great so far but changed to higher reps and lighter weight
 

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Hi, I had a TKR of my right knee done in fall 2018. I have been a lifelong lifter, age 70 now, and was in pretty good shape when I had it done. I let the joint heal for the first 9-12 months and did low intensity workouts.

At 18 months in I pretty much resumed my normal workout. That means I squat, although no more than 225lb, deadlift..as much as I can pick up, and do all the Olympic lifts including cleans, snatches, etc. I compete in masters track and field throwing shot put and discus, I'm 70 years old. I do some high intensity plyos and jump rope but on a 4 inch think close cell foam pad about 4x6. My strength levels are more effected by age than the tkr now and I am competitive up through the national level again in my events.

I've been at this for two years now and no problems so far. My TKR did use a tall post for stability due to joint deformity before the surgery. And, I was very clear with the surgeon my intentions so he was aware when he did the work.

I know of another person who throws hammer who has had both knees done and you can find a fair number of videos on youtube of older lifters with trk/hrp etc lifting heavy.

I obviously can't recommend that anyone follow my course. I may well need a revision in say 10 years when I'm 80 instead of 90 or beyond. But I don't care. I didn't go through the surgery to sit at home and watch tv. I did it so I could resume the life I lead as long as I can. No future is guaranteed.

I am wiling to be very honest about what I do and what the results have been.
 

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Hi, I had a TKR of my right knee done in fall 2018. I have been a lifelong lifter, age 70 now, and was in pretty good shape when I had it done. I let the joint heal for the first 9-12 months and did low intensity workouts.

At 18 months in I pretty much resumed my normal workout. That means I squat, although no more than 225lb, deadlift..as much as I can pick up, and do all the Olympic lifts including cleans, snatches, etc. I compete in masters track and field throwing shot put and discus, I'm 70 years old. I do some high intensity plyos and jump rope but on a 4 inch think close cell foam pad about 4x6. My strength levels are more effected by age than the tkr now and I am competitive up through the national level again in my events.

I've been at this for two years now and no problems so far. My TKR did use a tall post for stability due to joint deformity before the surgery. And, I was very clear with the surgeon my intentions so he was aware when he did the work.

I know of another person who throws hammer who has had both knees done and you can find a fair number of videos on youtube of older lifters with trk/hrp etc lifting heavy.

I obviously can't recommend that anyone follow my course. I may well need a revision in say 10 years when I'm 80 instead of 90 or beyond. But I don't care. I didn't go through the surgery to sit at home and watch tv. I did it so I could resume the life I lead as long as I can. No future is guaranteed.

I am wiling to be very honest about what I do and what the results have been.
wow, what a story
you are inspiring!
 

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