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Resistance training after hernia operation
jkbond posted:
Two weeks ago I had a surgical repair of an inguinal hernia on my lower right side. I'm looking for exercises that will not interfere with the healing that is going on and will help me avoid any future problems on the other side. I've seen recommendations of a general nature that I should strengthen the muscles in the core, but nothing specific. Are there any specific recommendations about what to do to get back to normal as quickly as possible? Before all this happened I used to work out 2-3 times a week including some situps and some bicycling for the obliques. I suppose that some muscles down there have been slashed and will need time to regrow but I don't know specifically which ones.
Rich Weil, MEd, CDE responded:
You should give your surgeon a call before you start any exercises, even exercises that don't directly include your abdominal muscles like lifting. The surgeon is the one who should advise you at this stage.

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