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Living with a heart condition: Lifting weights...
I've seen a few posts about this, and I will probably ask my Doctor at some point.
The short version of my story is that owing to a long term syndrome (Conn's Syndrome), I finally had a heart attack last year, and had a single stent put in (I know, amateur).
A couple of months later, I joined a gym and did a lot of cardio (which I need to get back into), but started lifting weights.
I take a shed load of meds for Conn's, and one of them is the dreaded Bisoprolol.
Lifting weights, it turns out, is a little addictive. I am now lifting about 6 times what I started from, but have hit a limit. I think that the Bisoprolol is stopping the ol' ticker from beating any faster and therefore limiting how much weight I can lift.
I have no pain (apart from 'crikey that's heavy'). Conn's causes me to retain salt (and therefore water) and it looks like it produces cortisol, which has also caused weight gain and baldness. (I'm so attractive these days).
Again, with what I am doing, the weight should just be falling off - I eat sensibly, don't drink much and don't smoke. I am building muscle, but viscerel fat just stays there.
Just wondered if anyone else had a similar experience? (As in, doing decent exercise, but no weight coming off).