Recovering from injury
I broke a finger a month ago pretty badly and have rather gone to seed. I was mixing things up a bit before it happened but I'm pretty weak now.
Does anyone know if I should do things differently for recovery than for normal weight gain?
And also, has anyone got suggestions for ways to reduce the strain on my forefinger?
I restarted with pushes on the bench press, shoulder press and pec deck of (3 sets, 10 reps) 50kg, 50kg and 60kg respectively, but still can't wave around dumb bells of any significant weight.
The weights are light compared to what I'd like to be doing again, but anything with much of a strain on the metacarpal is still rather painful. Obviously I've restarted on the machines, but if anyone has bright ideas for how to get back to free weights, and especially work the biceps and shoulders without hurting the finger while it finishes healing I'd love to hear it.
Does anyone think it'd be silly to train one side a lot more heavily than the other as I get back into things?
post edited by Brighteye - 2008/05/21 17:22:41