Re: Hernia - from T-Nation in 1999:
Would you agree with the recommendations below; I am in a very similar situation; is this a case where Nandrolone would be beneficial?
Best, Mexico City
I’m 37 years old and have been working out very hard for the past six months. I’ve gone from a 34-inch waist to 31, and my weight is about 177 pounds now. However, I just found out that I have a hernia. After the operation, I won’t be allowed to lift anything for six weeks.
Currently, I try to eat five times a day. I use a meal replacement and protein bars. I also take creatine and mutivitamins. My diet is excellent?no sugars, low sodium, and high protein. What’s the best thing for me to do and/or take during my six weeks off?
I also ride an exercise bike every morning for 40 minutes. However, the doctor said that I will need to take four weeks off.
Should I change my diet and/or supplements? Your help will be very much appreciated. Thanks, and I enjoy your articles.
This type of situation, personally, is when I’d use a mild cycle of 'roids. They’d help me heal much faster and preserve lean mass while simultaneously keeping me from getting all blubbery because I couldn’t exercise.
If that isn’t an option, I’d contract my muscles as hard as I could and hold them for a count of 60, doing several sets a day. I’d also eat glutamine like there’s no tomorrow, since it also facilitates recovery and helps preserve muscle.