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Skiers Thumb and Training


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I recently had surgery to repair the UCL in my thumb, which requires about 6 weeks without use of it. First, I'm just wondering if anyone has any experience with this injury. Second, I'm worried about losing strength, especially in my upper body. I know I'll still be able to do things that don't involve my right hand, like most leg exercises and abs.

I'm thinking about figuring out a way to use resistance bands for exercises like flys and rows though in order to at least not shrink as much. Just kind of looking for some guidance really. Thanks.

Chris