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    How should I handle this?

    Due to muscle tightness/strain in my pelvic floor, I’m not allowed to do squats, deadlifts or any core work (or anything involving tension in thr core). Haven’t been able to do this for the last 5 months.

    I am however able to do basically everything else as long as its not extremely heavy or causing flare ups. Have been doing it for 2 months and noticing muscle memory working snd my mass coming back.

    My PT suggests I continue working out for my sanity as this is a very difficult issue I’m dealing with.

    My concern is that my upper back, arms, shoulders and chest will grow and progress while my lower back, legs as well as core will weaken and just lose muscle (which it has already, my core is almost nonexistent now). Will this be an issue when I’m back healthy? Will they catch up with the rest of my body so aesthetically and strength wise I’m not way off balance?
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    Ask your PT if you can do hip belt squats. I'm not clear if that would aggravate your condition or not. Certainly don't train through pain. I've seen people do hip belt squats by using a dipping belt and a barbell in landmine configuration - not tried it myself though.

    You should be able to do leg extensions and hamstring curls though.
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    Originally Posted by SuffolkPunch View Post
    Ask your PT if you can do hip belt squats. I'm not clear if that would aggravate your condition or not. Certainly don't train through pain. I've seen people do hip belt squats by using a dipping belt and a barbell in landmine configuration - not tried it myself though.

    You should be able to do leg extensions and hamstring curls though.
    What about my legs and core in terms of catching up to my upper body after months of hitting only upper body? Would thay just come with time or would I have to do triple the work?
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    Originally Posted by chrismanop View Post
    What about my legs and core in terms of catching up to my upper body after months of hitting only upper body? Would thay just come with time or would I have to do triple the work?
    What kind of upper body beast are you expecting to be after a few months?

    People often can’t work certain muscles due to injuries and other issues, and everything turns out more or less fine once they are healthy again.

    Worrying about it ahead of time isn’t going to change what you can do now regardless, so no need for multiple posts asking the same Q.
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    Originally Posted by chrismanop View Post
    What about my legs and core in terms of catching up to my upper body after months of hitting only upper body? Would thay just come with time or would I have to do triple the work?
    You'd still be working your quads and hamstrings if you follow my advice.

    Months isn't really that long. If muscles truly are lagging, they will probably catch up when you start training them again without needing to do anything specific - just because they have to work much harder during complex compound movements if they really are the weak link.
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    Originally Posted by air2fakie View Post
    What kind of upper body beast are you expecting to be after a few months?

    People often can’t work certain muscles due to injuries and other issues, and everything turns out more or less fine once they are healthy again.

    Worrying about it ahead of time isn’t going to change what you can do now regardless, so no need for multiple posts asking the same Q.
    Well by then it would be about eight months without working core whatsoever so I’m just making sure. The fact that nobody even bothered to respond on the other post until about two days later is the reason why I made another post.
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    Originally Posted by SuffolkPunch View Post
    You'd still be working your quads and hamstrings if you follow my advice.

    Months isn't really that long. If muscles truly are lagging, they will probably catch up when you start training them again without needing to do anything specific - just because they have to work much harder during complex compound movements if they really are the weak link.
    OK and I hope it’s only months because I may be approaching eight months without any direct core work or any supplemental core work so I’m just a little worried about that
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    Originally Posted by chrismanop View Post
    Well by then it would be about eight months without working core whatsoever so I’m just making sure. The fact that nobody even bothered to respond on the other post until about two days later is the reason why I made another post.
    No one responded because it was one of those "should i worry?" Qs with no practical use, although SP above at least gave you some alternatives. You've now gotten some responses and you're still repeating the same worry.
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    Go visit the barbell medicine forum or Facebook and ask there.

    They are Dr's and rehab specialists who actually lift.
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    Originally Posted by air2fakie View Post
    No one responded because it was one of those "should i worry?" Qs with no practical use, although SP above at least gave you some alternatives. You've now gotten some responses and you're still repeating the same worry.
    Damn thats pretty messed up lol glad to know this forum is like that now
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    Damn thats pretty messed up lol glad to know this forum is like that now
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    Originally Posted by chrismanop View Post
    Due to muscle tightness/strain in my pelvic floor, I’m not allowed to do squats, deadlifts or any core work (or anything involving tension in thr core). Haven’t been able to do this for the last 5 months.

    I am however able to do basically everything else as long as its not extremely heavy or causing flare ups. Have been doing it for 2 months and noticing muscle memory working snd my mass coming back.

    My PT suggests I continue working out for my sanity as this is a very difficult issue I’m dealing with.

    My concern is that my upper back, arms, shoulders and chest will grow and progress while my lower back, legs as well as core will weaken and just lose muscle (which it has already, my core is almost nonexistent now). Will this be an issue when I’m back healthy? Will they catch up with the rest of my body so aesthetically and strength wise I’m not way off balance?
    Hi, I think when you get well you can return everything. The pectoral muscles do not grow as quickly. Therefore, after doing the work then you will look good!
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    I think the senior members of this forum are responsible for not infringing on medical advice.

    How recently have you talked to the PT? What's their current timeline projection for return to lifestyle? Are they planning to phase you in with exercises that put less strain on your pelvic floor? I'd personally be asking about phasing in planks or hyper extensions prior to return to squats and deadlifts (if your PT agrees). Hopefully with legs and glutes squeezed together planks/HE might put "less" strain on your pelvic floor.

    I think a sound recovery plan & timeline will reduce your concerns.

    If they weren't able to give me a viable plan, I typically seek other professionals who can offer a plan. I don't mind if the plan doesn't workout as long as it was based on something rational and was in alignment with my priorities. In my opinion, its not a question of being right or wrong, but how experienced and acknowledging they are of your priorities and objectives.

    Good luck.
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