Hi all, I've never posted over here before, but I'm hoping someone can give me a little help.
My bf has managed to bruise his ribs by having his lever belt set too tight. He's been to the dr for x-rays, which were negative, so they told him to just stop lifting for a while.
We're powerlifters who train together, so I don't like that idea b/c I'd lose my training partner for a while. More importantly, though, he is going kind of stir-crazy from not being in the gym for almost a week now!
Any thoughts on whether it's okay to train while this is healing? Obviously he won't be doing any heavy singles that require a belt, but I'm wondering if he could do some lighter accessory work and prehab stuff, just to keep his strength up and give him something to do. We both go through withdrawl when we're away from iron for too long, but I don't want him to prolong the injury or make it worse.