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After surgery and healing sometime and shedding a tonne of fat, Is it possible to get into heavy lifting and body building. Would I be able to create huge muscles? Or is that a dream

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@Healthy_life2 @BigViffer @BlueCrush (I know I'm missing a LOT of you heavy power lifters! Think of this as me calling "Dr. Bombay" for @ace090, LOL.

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I don't see why not. Go for it!

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Besides some hiking every now and then it's all I do with great results! From the start I wanted to lift and keep lean mass while I lost weight. I started with StrongLifts 5x5 and now I'm doing Stronglifts 3x3. After surgery and a 90lbs weight loss I lost a lot strength. The Stronglifts 5x5 has you start with just the 45lbs barbell but you add weight every workout. I've gained about 10lbs during that time but my waist size is the same (Waist size is all I really measure now). Obviously, I feel much stronger! I think heavy resistance training is a great option for bariatric patients!

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Yes, you absolutely can. Stronglifts is a great starting point. Focus on form to start, so that you have it down as you increase the weight you are lifting.

I’m only 3 months out from surgery. I’ve lost about 50 lbs in that time, but no muscle mass, which is awesome. Plus, lifting is fun!

I am not a new lifter, but other than normal recovery stuff, I’ve noticed no difference in my ability to gain strength after surgery versus before.

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22 hours ago, ace090 said:

After surgery and healing sometime and shedding a tonne of fat, Is it possible to get into heavy lifting and body building. Would I be able to create huge muscles? Or is that a dream

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Shoot for your dreams, you can heavy lift/ body build and get results. Building muscle is a commitment of time. Nothing happens overnight.

Are you a new lifter? Using a trainer or doing this on your own?

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Not only can you do it but you definitely should!

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I work with a trainer and do a Crossfit type Olympic Lifting class three times a week. I'm a 58 year old woman (5'3") who weighs about 152. I can deadlift and back squat 240. I can bench about 110. Overhead Press about 80. I'm not going for the physique, specifically and as a post-menopausal woman, I'm not going to build muscle like a man, but can you see definition - damn straight you can. I'm also a nationally ranked fencer (as in en garde) in both foil (22) and saber (37) in my age group.

Yep. You can do it. In fact, tonight, I went to pick heavy things up and put heavy things down because I was in a crappy mood. Throwing metal always makes me feel better.

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