I was training for the weight loss phase when I discover to have an umbilical hernia , just inside the belly button , as big as a pea , asymptomatic.
The doctor tells me it must be kept under observation , this size is now to not care about, but that it would be appropriate to stop lifting.
I’ve heard that the only remedy for this problem is surgery ,but the time for that is not now, according to the surgeon.
I would certainly continue to train, perhaps making changes to my program, thus trying to avoid as much as possible enlargement of the hernia.
What I was doing so far was 5 days of lifting per week + 1 day of metabolic training.
1 ) SD bench press : heavy (ramp to 1 or 3 rm ) density (upper back assistance work between sets ) ; rings , inverted row; carries
2 ) Front Squat : heavy (ramp to 3 or 6 rm ) ; density ; carries
3 ) High Pull : (ramp to 3 rm ) ; density,
Ã?Â Ã?Â Ã?Â Ã?Â lats ( lot of row variations with bb, db , pulley ) and biceps ( standing and sitting curls )
- Bench press : (ramp to 3 or 6 rm ), density (upper back assistance work between sets ) ; rings , inverted row.
5 ) Trap bar : heavy (ramp to 3 or 6 rm ), density ( Kb swings between sets x 20 reps )
- metabolic circuit (bw, kb, db…)
I do not have any experience on this problem, but perhaps the exercises for the upper part could still stay ;
my concern is for the exercises of the lower part , including abdominal exercises.
What exercises should be avoided and replaced with what ( sets/reps)?
I kindly ask you any advice will help me, having to live with this situation for the near future.
Thank you very much