Farting. OK children. Let me tell you about the worst day of my life. I was bulking up to increase my strength. I was bored of eating eggs so I decided to eat refried beans.
My fart story. I ate two entire cans of the beans. I kind of liked the taste. I would do this often, I thought, as a way to get more protein and enlarge my body parts.
In a couple hours, a natural disaster began. It was snowing outside, so I could not open the windows. The first fart that came from my butt was not too bad.

However:It was forceful and I felt it. As always I sniffed to be sure it was a properly nasty fart.

Later that night:The farting became worse. I started to regret eating all those beans. My apartment began to stink of gas.

Hours passed, and I could not sleep that night. I kept farting, over and over again. No one else was home with me (although my dog would have probably been pleased).

A bodybuilder often farts. Is this normal, or does it indicate a flaw in his diet or some other problem? And does bodybuilding—lifting weights and eating a healthy diet—cause excess gas?

Gas:One article I found is about abdominal gas. It tells us about what might cause excess farting in a bodybuilder (or any person).

Questions:It starts by posing questions you can ask yourself. Please read if you have a farting problem.

With regard to excessive rectal flatulence, several questions may be helpful.... Is there a relationship of rectal gas to the consumption of milk or milk products? If so, does this apply also to yogurt or cream? Does the patient eat certain legumes or breads?

Abdominal Gas: Clinical Methods
Foods. Excess farting (or flatulence) is often caused by milk. This is lactose intolerance. And for those with lactose intolerance, yogurt and cream will cause the farting much less.

Legumes:The word legumes refers to beans, a notorious cause of farting. Be careful with beans (as seen in my story).

Bread:This contains gluten, which may trigger abdominal gas in people who have gluten intolerance.

Bodybuilding. Many bodybuilders consume milk products. If these contain lactose, farts may happen. If a bodybuilder consumes milk and experiences abdominal gas, he can fix the problem.

1. Use a lactose-free milk.Supermarkets sell lactose-free milk—one product brand is Lactaid.

2. Use whey protein instead.Whey protein does not usually contain lactose. It is a processed form of milk, not milk.

Whey Protein

3. Use lactase pills.These are available in the pharmacy over-the-counter. Some brands include Lactaid and store brands.

4. Get protein from other foods.The cheapest option, similar to option two, is to get your protein from other food sources.

Egg Protein
Beans are also commonly used in bodybuilding. They are a cheap and healthy form of protein and fiber. Some pills, like Beano, reduce farting after eating beans.Beans
Gluten. For bodybuilders with gluten intolerance, avoiding bread and gluten products is essential. This can be a serious medical problem.

And:The bodybuilder's overall health may improve dramatically if he stops eating gluten. This means no cookies.

Bread, Gluten
Story. Farting is a part of life. Everyone farts. But as a bodybuilder I believe that large men who eat the most food tend to fart the most.

Meals:A bodybuilder who is constantly digesting his meals will have many more opportunities to fart due to the buildup of methane gas.

However:I cannot imagine any way to avoid this problem. This is my experience in the gym and with my own body.

Tip:As a muscular man, the best thing to do is to fart away from others and not in tight spaces.

Heartburn. This symptom sometimes accompanies farting. This is often caused by a certain food source that is not being digested well. In some cases this is a food intolerance.

Note:Many more resources on heartburn, gluten intolerance, the Paleo diet, constipation and diarrhea are available.

A tip. I recommend limiting the amounts of foods eaten that may provoke farting. These include beans and certain processed foods such as TV dinners.

Tip:Every person may have different causes to his or her farting. You must disc over your own fart plan.

A summary. We referenced the medical literature on farting. We applied this to excessive flatulence in bodybuilding and athletics.
In the absence of a medical disease, certain foods such as beans or milk may cause farting. As a fellow bodybuilder, please only eat these foods if I am not around you.