Weight lifting after umbilical hernia repair
I’ve recently had (5 weeks ago) an umbilical hernia repair – and I’d like to ask some questions regarding my previous activity (weight lifting)
Most surgeons appear to view heavy lifting/activity as your every day lifting/activity. However, what if you were lifting very heavy weights prior to surgery? When is OK to start light again?
Is 5 weeks too soon to re-introduce compound movements with an empty 20kg bar? (for example squatting/bench press etc) – and just go through the motions (perhaps adding 5-10kg more each week and progressing up? Or would 8 weeks+ be a minimum starting point?
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