For the past 2-3 years, I have walked around between 205 and 215 lbs. for most of the year. I haven’t put a ton of emphasis on rapid weight gain. In that time I’ve probably put on 5 or 10 pounds of lbm. Around the end of the summer I decided one of the things that was holding me back from making the kind of gains in the powerlifts that I wanted was the fact that I was undermuscled (I’m 5’10). Since that time, I’ve gained a lot of LBM and weighed in at 235 today. My strength is way up, my BF hasn’t gone up too much, and I’m happy with it overall.
But, I have a problem. I am having some problems breathing, like I have to suck for air a lot of the time. I feel exhausted and like complete shit when I wake up in the morning, and I’m not sleeping very well, i.e. I wake up a bunch of times during the night and have a hard time getting to sleep. I think I’m developing sleep apnea. I just don’t feel that great generally. I understand that this is to be expected to a degree, and I don’t have a family history of heart attacks as far as I know. But the sleep thing is bugging me.
How have you guys who’ve put on a lot of size dealt with stuff like this, if it came up at all? Much obliged for any insight.