Looking for first-hand personal knowledge and advice on returning to working out and a powerlifting. Advice would be greatly appreciated. I've lifted heavy on and off for over 10 years. Deadlifted 400 4 times squatted 360 12 blew a major hernia upper Center abs. 6 post-surgery and the only thing the doctor stated was wait 6 weeks and start slow.
I've had 2 hernia surgeries over the past 18 years. I had an abdominal hernia about 18 years ago..that was prior to lifting. I didn't get into lifting until a year or 2 after that surgery, I've never had any issues with it or any pain associated with it and lifted heavy for about 8 years then kids took me out of my routine for a good 7 years with lifting off an on. I also had a lower hernia that was meshed December of 16. Again, I wasn't lifting at the time and really didn't do anything heavy for a little over a year. Just normal routine daily stuff, nothing with weights.
I recently got back into working out and am trying to get to where I once was in my early to mid 20's. I will say I still have pain time to time from where the lower hernia was fixed. Not sure if it's just the mesh or what. As far as I know I didn't get another hernia, there is no bulge or anything that I can detect ect.
My doctor told me 6 weeks as well. I will say, listen to your body. I'm sure 6 weeks is a good general rule to start light and get things going again. Everyone's body is different as I'm sure you know and it may take a little longer with you or maybe shorter. My recovery was horrible...not sure how yours was but I'm hoping to never have to go through that surgery again :)
Better safe than sorry as the old saying goes. If something blows out again, your going to set yourself back at least another 6 to 10 weeks.
Bye week 2 I was push mowing an acre flat grass Friday will be with slicks I've done it every week I am like biting at the walls to go out to my gym I feel great I have no issues you can feel scar tissue in the area behind the star war the last year's was actually a second repair the original was 10 years ago to sutures and stitches
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My apologies for not looking at what autocorrect had done to the text to speech. I talked my family doctor into ordering physical therapy, requesting that the order be forwarded to a local gym / Rehabilitation Center, owned and operated by former Bronze and silver metal, over 40 Mr. Tennessee. Never complain when you have a professional bodybuilder, physical therapist to train you on insurance!