As some of you will have read, I’m in remission from advanced colon cancer. Here’s my previous log detailing my training through chemotherapy:
Previously I have focused on strength goals, using the very awesome 531. However my surgery has left me with vertically split abdominal muscles, making it dangerous for me to squat or deadlift.
This will be repaired surgically but likely not for a year or two, and to be honest lifting weights at all is not a genius idea.
Thankfully, I am not a genius so I will on keep lifting and adjust my training for new goals within my limits.
Goal is simple:
Rebuild my body to something I feel good walking around in. Currently 80kg with fairly low bodyfat percentage. In the past I have been a very muscular but slightly fat 97kg… so I figure if I can hit 90kg while remaining fairly lean, I will feel good about myself :). I’m 6 foot.
Only have half a stomach so it’s a mission to get calories in, but I’m hoping this will improve as the chemotherapy nausea goes away.
I can do no squats, deadlifts and must always be mindful of the core. If anyone has advice on exercise selection feel free to holler.
Also I have never done “body-building” style training before so I am open for any advice in general!
Doing this 4 day routine:
Recovered from hernia repair, ready to get back at it. See Page 7 [/b]