Exercise equipment recommendation for LARGE person


Okay DH (and I) are considering something for exercise. Problem: he has VERY BAD knees (will need knee replacement in near future), he weighs over 300 pounds, and needs to lose weight before they'll do the surgery. He needs VERY LOW to NO impact aerobics to do, besides water exercise, are there any machines that would support his weight and be non aerobic?


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The Tony Little Gazelle might do. The Supra (Sears sells it) has a weight capacity of 325. No knee bending which is why I bought one. I have some minor knee injuries and arthritis which cause periodic painful knee bending.

What about a rowing machine? Can he bend his knees with no pain? I have a friend who recently had a knee replacement. She was referred for gastric bypass surgery which she decided not to do and lost some weight on her own, about 45 lbs. They wanted her to lose 100 prior to surgery but went ahead with it anyway after the 45 pound lose. She has continued to lose weight as she recovers and starts working out with a personal trainer this week.

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