I haven't been on for the last few months because I have been pretty upset with this. This December (2009) I was accepting to become a Marine Officer and go to OCS, however, the doctors found a clicking in my heart which we ended up finding out was Mitral Valve and Tricuspid Regurgitation with Prolapse, and some kind of P-valve leakage. Aparantly it's pretty bad for someone my age. I've been workout out almost daily for since I joined this website until January my Cardiologist said I should stop lifting weights because it's bad for my heart condition... In particular he said no squating, deadlifting, BP'ing. He said if I do I should stick to kinestetics... It's been 3 months and I've lost almost 20lbs because since I'm not working out I don't eat as much, and I'm sick of this crap!!! I want to go back to the gym!! I was at a nice lean 178 and now I'm back to 155.....
Have any of you had a problem like this?? Is there any workouts to overcome this??
How can I get back to where I was with just doing pushups, pullups and dips?? and what about my legs??
The doc said the problem which will make my murmur worse is blood pressure and the problem with lifting weights is the chest cavity pressure and the tendency to hold your breath which all increases blood pressure.
If i worked on controlled breathing would that allow me to continue???
Oh and yeah, I got disqualified from the Marines because of it... Which has been my lifelong dream....
Thanks for any help anyone can give!! I'm just soo sick of sitting on my butt and want to get in the gym!!!!