It is a small hernia (nickle sized), but I am worried about it b/c of its location. I am scheduled for surgery in the morning to repair it. I will not be able to lift for at least 6 weeks.
The abdominal pressure associated with lower body exercises is what has me concerned. I'm not sure what lower body exercises can be performed without increasing too much intra-abdominal pressure. I'd hate to be one of those guys with a huge upper body & legs like a chicken.