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    green is offline Member
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    Default Coming back from fractured rib. CC?

    Hello comrades!

    I fractured my rib and tore some intercostal muscles while playing hockey almost four weeks ago. I had just started ROP with 20 kg bell.

    Since the injury I've been able to run but not much else. I'm anxious to get back with the ROP, but can't press or do pull ups without pain at the moment.

    Anyone here with similar injury? Should I rest as much as possible to let it heal, or should I do something light like early steps of CC. I could probably do vertical pulls, wall pushups and jackknife squats without too much discomfort.

    Thank you for any thoughts!

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    The first step of each exercise would be a good way to stimulate blood flow with little potential for injury. Pay attention to the location and severity of pain during movement.
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    Pushups 9 Leg Raises 10+ Pullups 8 Squats 9
    Bridges 6 Handstand Pushups 4

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    As a previous rib breaker myself, they are tricky to do much with. Depending on what the break is you can re-break them doing too strenuous work. Ribs are painful too, but I found that all of a sudden the pain drops off quickly allowing you to start working again.

    I found though of all he things I ave broken ribs healed quickest.

    As you said you have only just started ROP, waiting until they are fixed doesn't lose you anything and also you are less likely to groove a wrong pattern trying to work around an injury.

    Listen to your body and also to your doctor.

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    green is offline Member
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    Thanks guys, appreciate your input.

    I just would like to get on with ROP.. But I guess patience is key here.
    I tried some wall push ups and vertical puolls, and have to say they really work your arms when done super slow!

    BTW, just realized how my signature quote got a whole new meaning!

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