Yesterday my left index finger was broken. It was a compound fracture, and it looks like I will be having surgery Friday to put in a pin or wires. Initial estimates are I will be in a cast for 6-8 weeks.
Needless to say, the lost training time is really bothering me, but I am looking for ways to still train during my recovery. I will be in a cast half way up my left forearm, so I will be limited in what I can do.
I rarely use any form of machine, but I'm thinking I will be doing lots of machine work and zercher squats for lower body. For upper body, I am going to try to use some machines, and also am going to try to rig up something so I can attach cables to my forearms and do so curls, pressdowns, flyes, etc.
I have been doing mainly powerlifting and olympic lifting over the past few years, so this will be a lot different for me.
Any other thoughts on exercises? Think some unilateral work on right side would be of use?
This is driving me crazy. Any help appreciated.