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Help Please, Neck Surgery

I had minor surgery on my neck and have a few stitches. The Dr. said I can lift but do not do anything that strains that particular area. Squatting with the bar on my back will “tug” on the area more than I feel comfortable with. I was considering doing front squats for a 4 week cycle. The problem is hitting PRs on the front squat is not one of my long term goals and I will ditch them, as a main movement, once I can move the bar to my back.

Should I stick with the front squat for a few weeks or do something else?

Use the front squat - train what is trainable.

Makes sense. Thanks man.