I herniated a disc in L4/5 back around Oct time (see my other thread for details) and did not lift until 2 weeks ago. Currently only doing BW dips/pull/chins etc, feet up flat bench and ab work.
I have lost 7" off each thigh since I stopped squatting, my jeans are falling off me now, yet I have remained the same weight due to fat gain.
I can’t seem to find the motivation to work legs, knowing that I cannot squat/deadlift. What are the best exercises (+rep range) for mass that don’t involve loading the back.
Surely leg extensions are not my best alternative?
…Many thanks in advance for any advice.