I just recently suffered an umbilical hernia while doing deadlifts (not diagnosed by a doctor, but my wife is a PA). This is not the first time I've had one, but I plan on it being the last. That is why I have decided to drop deadlifts and squats from my training. The only problem is that I've always used those exercises as staples for my lower body workouts.
Now I'm not sure what exercises to perform for lower body that does not produce alot of abdominal pressure. I tried a leg workout today, but it just felt wrong not doing the main lower body lifts. I do plan on getting a power belt to help with the situation, but any advice on what exercises I should perform would be greatly appreciated.