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Program Suggestions Post-Hip Surgery


First time poster, so sorry if this has been covered before. If it has, please direct me to the post/s.

Anyway, had arthroscopic hip surgery two weeks ago for a labral tear. I am able to do upper body lifts at this point (yesterday I did light bench, OHP, and pullups and feel fine today), but I will not be able to squat or deadlift (I sumo deadlift) for several months. The most I will probably be able to do are leg extensions and curls.

I was wondering if anyone had any programs I could do with these restrictions, or thoughts on developing one. I would also be interested in hearing from others who have undergone this surgery about their post-surgery experiences.

My goal would be to compete in a full powerlifitng meet in the fall of 2017. I probably won’t be able to squat or deadlift until May.

Thanks in advance for any thoughtful/helpful responses.