I’ve been doing light weights at home (I weigh 140 and i box squat 70; 3 reps of 10) for an year now. Thrice a week (along with bicep and chest exercises). I also use a bike twice a week.
I developed ab strain (confirmed by doc that its not hernia) during a recent cruise vacation. Cause of ab strain unknown (likely from severe stomach cramps due to lactose intolerance) but it was not an exercise injury (no exercise performed 5 days before the symptoms).
As for the pain, its mild and in the right lower abdomen. Hurts while sitting up or bending forward; no pain otherwise. I have never had ab strain or hernia before.
My questions are:
What should my strategy to get back be? I’ve fully rested for over 2 weeks. My ab strain has subsided but is not fully gone. Tested squatting with 50 lbs and it does not cause any pain and didn’t seem to aggravate the strain. Should i wait until the ab strain is fully gone?
Are there any PT or rehab exercise that i can do for ab strain to accelerate recovery?
Thanks and much appreciated in advance.