Going through a tough surgery isn’t ideal and can lead to significant complications in the gym.
People tend to quit and assume they can’t workout for years. However, this isn’t true, and most surgeries aren’t as intensive as long as you adjust accordingly. Of course, if you go full throttle as you used to pre-surgery, the results will be awful, and you’re going to get hurt.
Let’s take a look at how you can approach this the right way.
1) Reduce Stress Where Surgery Took Place
You need to reduce stress on the area that has been surgically repaired.
For example, if you had a ruptured muscle in your chest, it makes sense to avoid putting excessive pressure through pressing movements. Don’t go 100% on this area when you are already in a difficult spot health wise.
2) Lower Weights
This is the most important thing you can do as a person who is working out.
You need to start to reduce weight so you can adjust to how much you are lifting and how you are lifting. The form is critical at this point in your life.
3) Emphasize Building Up
Progression is the name of the game after surgery.
You don’t want to test your body out right away. Instead, look to work on weights that are far lighter than what you used to lift. This is a wonderful way to make sure you are building up without putting stress on the body. If you need physical therapy, then don’t be too proud to go to it.
These are the simple alterations you can make to your weight lifting routine. Yes, it is going to take time to adjust, and you are going to be apprehensive due to the stress on your body. However, as long as you are patient and willing to adhere to these tips, you’ll be okay.
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