The instruction I was given was to wait one full week after the pain in my neck went away before I started working out again. They told me that just because it didn't hurt that doesn't mean it was totally healed yet. After that, I could resume my normal workout routine the only difference being I would have to begin my strength training routine at a slightly lower weight to get back into it. I waited two weeks after the pain was non existent. So far I have been back to the gym for a week and not a single problem.
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46,222 4/7/13 8:46 A
Endurance will come with consistency in your workout program. That said, I hope you got medical clearance from your doctor to resume a workout routine. Did he/she mention to you as to what exercise and intensity you have been cleared to do?
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4/7/13 8:39 A
I am getting back into working out after about a 2 month break due to a neck injury. I have almost no endurance (at least that's what it feels like). When trying to build endurance is it better to go faster with a lower intensity or slower with a higher intensity? Right now when I exercise, I do the ArcTrainer for 30 minutes then walk the treadmill for 30 minutes. On the treadmill, I go at a 3.2 pace with a 4.0 incline. Any and all thoughts are welcome. :)
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