My brother had his appendix removed last night via laparoscopic surgery, and he is very concerned about losing weight and strength during recovery, so I am posting some questions for him.
Has anyone undergone such a surgery? I am wondering when he could start lifting again and what sort of poundages he should start with and how quickly he should work back up to his previous maxes, which were around 455 for squat, 515 for dead, 385 for bench, 325 clean and jerk.
He had just started a program that involved working up to heavy singles every other week and would like to contine it asap.
Also what sort of diet should he follow during recovery? he was eating around 4500 cals a day, pretty much maintenance for him at a weight of 210-215, pretty high carb, no sups, less than 200g protein a day. I’m thinking more protein would likely speed recovery for him, but should he be eating this many cals say within a couple days post surgery?