First off, thank you very much for the advice you’ve given. I really appreciate the effort!
Yeah I actually self-diagnosed at first because I really felt it happen and straining a few times.
However I DID go to a radiologist who specializes in hernias and he found that my fascia is widened and torn about 1cm deep. However, not fully torn yet.
Interestingly enough, he said that he thought the reason for it are my abdominals. Apparently, they’re a little less wide on my left side thus covering a lower amount of my fascia which simply doesn’t allow me to build up pressure. Again, that’s what he said and I can’t fully wrap my head around that idea though.
Anything with intra-abdominal pressure is a no-go.
That’s what I was considering. However both my doc and the radiologist said I’d have to find a crazy surgeon who would operate on a forming hernia
They told me to just try and live with it and if it breaks through, that’s when the surgery will happen.
I’ve tried doing REALLY controlled deadlifts with 225lbs which I would consider very light and yet the day after I really felt discomfort in my groin area. Hell, I even had discomfort after the leg press. So really, even going light or trying to cut out the torso isn’t working which frustrates me to no end…
I’ve been doing those for a few weeks now and I think they’re working well
I’ve tried front squats before and felt instant pressure. But I’ll try again. How am I supposed to have no intra-abdominal pressure though? I’ll try with just the bar to begin with. Any tips are appreciated.
Thank you! And yeah, you’re right, my arms are only 15" so there’s a lot of room for improvement. I really tend to forget arms because I just don’t enjoy isolating them Will definitely hit them a little more now!