I had hernia surgery back when i was 18, and it SUCKS trying to get back into lifting, especially the big 3.
What worked for me was trap bar deadlifts(If available) and dumbbell deadlifts from the side, and in acouple months you will be able to ease yourself back into regular deads(I do regular deads every week now and have lifted 500lbs for 2 reps at my highest point since the surgery.)
Also, WRAP YOUR SHIT UP. IE Wear a belt, and get a good one too like one of the big ones from eliteFTS. People can call you a pussy for using a belt all they want, but seriously, fuck those guys. I wear a belt now every time i bench, squat, pull, whatever seems to be a big compound move.
Mine really didn’t stop bothering me until about 6 months after the repair. Did they end up using a mesh in the surgery?[/quote]
Hey man, the doctor did use mesh. I have one of those leather belts here at home that someone gave me. Do you think I should stick with that or get a new one?