Heart problems with older guy lifting heavy
Just got out of hospital. Short of breath, big-time, for 3-4 week period, and got so bad went to doc. EKG showed Atrial Fibrillation with rapid heartbeat (at-rest heart rate of 170). Right to hospital. Meds brought down heart rate, and heart shocked back into normal rhythm. Cardio doc said week of rest and 30 days of meds should bring me back to 100%. (Nice to be here!) Anyway, doc also said my lifting heavy ain't a good thing at my age (58). Said heart muscle gets stronger/bigger as well, and such can contribute to atrial fib. Recommended *tone* lifting only; less weight, higher reps if I was gonna do anything at all.