Just generally asking about anyone with a umbilical hernia in the past. Going to have surgery soon. I can get general answers but I doubt my doc is going to know about deads and yoke training for example. Just looking at people and the general experience they had.
This topic was modified 1 year, 3 months ago by Kalle Beck.
I’ll detail my experience as I had umbilical hernia surgery in November of 2012 but this isn’t medical advice.
Just what I did
I had the surgery and about 7-10 days after surgery tried to go for as long of walks as I could and did bodyweight squats everyday while holding my stomach (surgeon actually recommended this) I mean I did 200-300 squats a day.
I did some light work with bands as well like pull apart, OHP, etc.
6 weeks post op I resumed weight training and started at 20% of my max and increased 10% every week and lowered sets & reps as difficulty increased and NEVER did anything that was uncomfortable.
2 weeks after that I competed in the Arnold amateur championship and got 6th despite not training much for it.
I wouldn’t advise to do this because it takes about a year for the mesh to be at full strength but thats what I did.
Going forward Certain movements like heavy yoke, front squats, direct ab work, etc would bother it and if anything did I’d stop.
A few years removed it doesn’t ever bother me much but I don’t do hardly any compound lifts without a belt.
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