Hi everyone, I am hoping you might help me out with your suggestions.
I am expecting to go for wrist surgery in mid February and will be told I will be unable to lift for six weeks. I’m trying to develop a program that will minimize loss of muscle mass.
Example: I can do lower body exercises (leg extensions, leg curls), and I can do body weight lunges and squats. But body weight exercises are not sufficiently challenging after doing them for a week or two, and if I’m out for six weeks, I’m trying to figure out how I can do the lunges, squats, etc using weights. Seems impossible.
As for upper body exercises, I’m afraid I may have to do single arm workouts (whether it’s chest press, tri’s bi’s, etc). Wondering if after six weeks of only working one side of upper body, I’ll be creating muscle imbalances that will affect my training after recovery.
If anybody can offer suggestions for a training protocol during recovery, I’d be much appreciative. Thank you.