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Even though he had no family history of heart disease, no cardiac risk factors, was very active in strength and cardio-training and consumed almost every antioxidant known, Siff had a heart attack and almost died.
After a quadruple bypass, Siff found there was no single book on how to return a cardiac survivor to serious lifting or heavy sports. He adapted his own earlier publication, "Supertraining," to his needs.
He says there are unique obstacles to overcome by cardiac survivors, but he's done it. One year after his bypass, he competed in an Olympic weight lifting event.