Doing exercises that don't hurt when you have an injury?

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  1. Mr. Badass

    Mr. Badass New Member

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    alright so i can't squat for a few weeks because of a groin injury. however, i feel no pain when i leg press or deadlift, only when i'm squatting.

    should i just leg press and deadlift during these few weeks till it heals up? or should i just avoid all lower-body work at all?

    this is probably a retarded question. :o but it'd be cool if any of you had experience in this situation and could offer some input.

    thanks f&n.
     
  2. ulter

    ulter AFBoard owner

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    I've always taken the first week off and then worked around the injury. But not trying to set PR's or doing things I wasn't already doing.
     
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    just do what works. I used to have a rotator cuff injury that prevented me from doing flat or decline barbell bench, so I replaced those with dumbbell bench. I can incline bench just fine.

    Recently, I switched my focus to my upper chest, so I did incline barbell bench before doing dumbbell flat bench. After a while, doing dumbbells hurt, so I stopped doing them and replaced them with flat bench. It seems that incline benching helped my shoulder improve
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    if it doesn't hurt then go for it
     
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