I hit the doctor today after having pretty intense pain in my ribs (from leg pressing. did rep too quickly, came down and messed up a muscle in my ribs. i know… stupid.) and shoulders (overtraining) and was told to lay off the gym for a week or so or until the pain subsides. I plan on using this week to really clean up my diet and shed some water weight, but I still want to train whatever I can.
What lifts can I still do in the gym? So far all I’ve come up with are calf raises and wrist curls. Deads/Squats are out of the question because when I bend over, my rib pain flares up. Will preacher curls put strain on my shoulders at all? I’d really like to give them some time off seeing as how I’ve been working towards a 1RM on standing military presses lately.
Any input? Thanks!