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getting stronger after surgery

I'm appalled by how weak I have become.  I'm just wondering whether I'll really be able to get a lot stronger at my age (83).  Anybody have this experience?

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Yes you can, but you must work harder at developing and maintaining strength.  Start with low weight and only as many reps as you feel comfortable with.  Very gradually - increase the numbers.  There's lotsa videos on YouTube which are helpful.  Walking (particularly on up incline) is good.  I have had the experience.   Getting stronger.  Older than you.

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Yes you can, but you must work harder at developing and maintaining strength.  Start with low weight and only as many reps as you feel comfortable with.  Very gradually - increase the numbers.  There's lotsa videos on YouTube which are helpful.  Walking (particularly on up incline) is good.  I have had the experience.   Getting stronger.  Older than you.

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Thank you!  It means a lot to hear from someone who has had the experience!  What should I look for on YouTube?  My balance is bad (horrendous, really) so current walking is with a rollator or cane.  I'll look for opportunities in the neighborhood, though.  Thanks again.

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