I injured my spine in a pool today. I can't bend my back in the middle at all, it localized in one vertebrae. I'm also a hemophiliac, so recovery will take a hell of a long time.
This is just awful because I'm a guy who loves a grueling squat workout, from singles to widowmakers. I've gone to the hospital once to get my medication and some morphine (yay!), then I go to my specialist tomorrow to find out just how bad the damage is.
So I've got to brainstorm for exercises with possibly zero spinal loading. Goddamn this is aweful, I just started gaining weight.
Goblet squats with a dip belt are the only thing I can think of for legs, outside of leg extensions and leg curls. Chins and pull-ups will cause me to arch my back, so they're out the window. Overhead pressing is out. Benching is probably out.
Y'know what, I think I'm just fucked until this is over.
Vasily Alexiev said you haven't trained until you've trained after coming back from an injury.
I guess this will test my resolve.