Went to the doc for my physical and the doc said I had a small inguinal hernia. I asked him if I could keep lifting and he said sure as long as I don't lift a piano, well as it is I do like to lift heavy on squats and deads and bench and press... He said I could also go ahead and get the surgery if I want, they put a mesh in there to keep things in place.First One
Do any of you have any experience with this?
I got my first hernia in 1994. I had mesh put in.
It took me 6 week before I could do anything and a year to go back to powerlifting at meets.
One of the reason it took me a year to get back to going to meet was that I was freaked out I'd blow it out. So, it was a bit of a head problem coming back.
I just got my second one fixed last November.
I was back to lifting fairly heavily about 9 week after surgery. They make some real advancements in hernia surgery in 17 years. (1994 to 2011)
Would you recommend just going ahead and getting the surgery or just go lighter?Fix It
I performed heavy lifts for a year before getting my second on fixed. That because it too me a while to get medical insurance.
Michael Jackson Syndrome
My hernia kept popping out espeically when lifting heavy.
So, I kept putting my hand down there to push it back in.
I looked like Michael Jackson who use to grab his crotch.
If you had surgery, how long were you out?2012
I was out 6 week and then started back. I got mine fixed November 23, 2011.
It now the end up March 2012 and I my lifts are right at where I use to be.
It is amazing what they are doing these days and how fast you come back.
I guess I could always lower the intensity and raise the volume, say bye bye to the 5/3/1 I have been doing, do you think this is a viable option?Listen To Your Body
See how thing feel when you are lifting. Keep pushing/pulling as long as everything feel right.
If it doesn't, stop.