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Hello! So I’m a female who did/does a lot of weight lifting (did powerlifting for a while but stopped in order to lose weight). Did you feel that it helped with the extra skin after surgery? Do you struggle now getting enough Protein to continue lifting and building muscle? How long did it take you to get back to it after surgery? Do you find your weaker now?

Thanks so much!

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I don't powerlift, but I can tell you my trainer is constantly hassling me because "at this point I should have much more muscle definition and be able to lift a bit heavier" but he says I don't because I am not getting in enough Protein. I am at 90g of protein a day and he wants me at 120g, but it's really basically impossible for me at this point. He is a State champion powerlifter. May be easier since you got Lapband.

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This is a constant struggle for "bariathletes". How to get in the proper amounts of fuel to provide for the workouts we want to do. For myself, at 3 years out, i am taking in about 3400 calories on heavy lifting days over 7-8 meals. I take in about 230-250g of Protein and the rest between fats and carbs.

If you want to perform as a lifter, you will need to increase your intake, but take it slow. I don't know how fat post-op you are but your trainer isn't wrong. I am a powerlifter as well and we need that protein to build the muscle to lift houses and cars and stuff.

Dont rush it, but know it can be done!

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