I’m looking at having surgery to correct a chest wall deformity in 1-2 months. I’m not sure how I should approach diet and training before and after. I may lose upwards of 15 pounds after surgery. I’ll probably eat about 5 meals total in the first 3 or 4 days post-op. Those meals will suck too. I know I should regain that weight once I get back to eating 6-7 times a day, but I’m frustrated because it’ll be like all the work I’ve done has been worthless. I won’t be able to touch a weight for at least 3 months post-op. When I get back to the iron, I’ll still be somewhat restricted for a bit longer. I am only 20 so I know you’re going to tell me to think long-term, but it’s still very frustrating. I’ve been a skinny bastard my entire life and I’ve only recently begun to believe that I can become a buff bastard. I know that continued dedicated, uninterrupted eating and training will take me to my goal weight in a short time. Now, I’m not sure when I’ll achieve it. I’m just thinking about my options right now.
What would happen if I did pro-hormones while I wasn’t training for the first 3 months post-op? Would eating big alone be enough to gain mass? Of course, if I went overboard I suppose I could become a fat bastard instead of a buff bastard. Should I just be patient and wait until I can train balls to the wall to do PHs? Give me some suggestions. I’m curious about pre-op too. Being in good condition can really speed along recovery and may even ease some of the pain associated with surgery. I wonder if doing 1 or 2 Mag-10 cycles pre-op to boost my strength would be a good idea and then doing a couple of post-op cycles.