Pacemaker and weightlifting question. I’m lost. Let’s settle this question once in for all.
I have been lifting weights for one year and this lifestyle has saved my life from my severe mental health. Unfortunately I learned not too long ago that I have an AV block, not severe but I'm recommended to have a pacemaker implantation. I can do any exercise like anybody else have and I don't have any symptoms. I search online about weightlifting with a pacemaker and I get mixed answers and information, although I have come across a man who is a serious weightlifter and has an ICD, as well as a woman who competes, but I don't know if they have a special intrucror or how they can achieve such a body with a pacemaker/ICD. I know that everyone must confirm with their Doctor first and this is not medical advice, but I'm very curious in hearing from people. My general question is, is a person able to continue to lift weights with a pacemaker or are there significant restrictions in the amount of weight lifted? I already stopped doing all chest exercises and shoulder exercises where I would lift my arms above my shoulders, so I won't be doing any of those exercises, and I like to lift heavy but not extremely heavy amounts of weight like bodybuilders. What should I expect?