I had a follow-up with Dr. Shen's PA today about a cuffitis issue and I mentioned something about working out. She told me that I shouldn't be lifting anything heavier than 25 pounds, ever, and I really shouldn't be lifting weights at all because of the risk of ripping my staples out of my pouch or getting a hernia. I was told that my best options are running, biking, or swimming since they don't pose this risk.
This kind of threw me off. I'm a runner, which is good, but I also like to lift weights and row. I'm still a young guy and I love being active, but I'm not so stubborn that I would continue to do anything that could potentially damage my J-pouch. You know, I'd been toying around with the idea of trying a triathlon and I thought it was funny she mentioned running, biking, and swimming. Maybe it was fate! Anyway, question is, do you all agree with this advice or do you think it was just one person's personal opinion? What do you do to stay in shape and are you mindful of your pouch when you exercise? Thanks!