So here’s my situation:
I was arm wrestling (wait for it) with a friend about a week ago. We were locked up for about 10-15 seconds when I thought he was starting to give in. In a matter of about 1 second the leg of the table directly to my left ,where I was putting a lot of my weight (cheating?), broke off.
When it snapped I fell to my left a bit. It was enough for my friend to gain a serious advantage in leverage and he slammed my arm down, causing a serious spiral fracture in my humorous about 2 inches above my elbow.
I’m posting here because I had been stalking around this site for about a year and have experienced the best gains of my life, in terms of strength and size, due completely to the lifting philosophies advocated on this site.
I’ll be in a complete arm cast for 6-8 weeks and then probably move to a splint of some sort to begin working on limited motion for about 3 weeks.
I’ve been told to expect a shock when my cast comes off in terms of atrophy. I’m trying to keep my diet in order to fight off the muscle degeneration but i can’t go back to my bulking diet b/c i’m so inactive right now it would go to waste.
Which brings me to my questions:
Can you guys recommend any exercise while I’m in this cast? (keep in mind that my entire right arm is immobile at my side and i don’t want to directly work my left arm.
Any recommendations for diet?
What kind of program should I get into when I’m out of my cast/splint? (I love HEAVY compund lifts but i have a feeling my doctor will advise against it)
Thanks ahead of time and I promise to give you some before/after pics of my arm after the cast comes off and 6 months from now.
P.S. Typing with only your left hand sucks!