>be me, 23 year old /fitizen/
>hospitalized because of car accident
>fractured sternum, fractured fingers
>get to the paperwork, nurse asks if I'm on any kind of diet
>I'm clean bulking right now
>nurse clearly confused, probably just mirin my discipline
>next morning, breakfast time
>two slices of white bread, light margarine, weird flesh-like sausage, sugary rasberry marmelade
how do I survive this?
Have a family member bring you some of your essentials,
Ask the nursing staff for specific kinds of food instead of this,
Take it easy and don't lift while injured, you'll just fuck yourself up. Legs are probably still fine to exercise but I wouldn't risk abs or anything above that
Dude the nurse meant do you have any allergies or shit that prevents you from eating certain foods.
Get your friends or family members make you food that you want and bring it to you, hospital food is meant to keep you barely alive, not give you optimal nutrition.
Maybe you could push for a temp release to get some essentials? Or maybe even an early release. Or you could ask to go to the cafeteria yourself instead of having them bring shit to you, pick your own stuff - I went to a hospital cafeteria lately and they had some pretty decent protein shakes to choose from, which I was surprised about. Also had some fruits, some freshly cooked meat you could order, etc.
Uh, other than that, keep in high spirits. Your broken bones will heal back stronger than before, so you're getting sick SKELETAL GAINS. The injured tissues will probably also come back a bit stronger, though probably not as strong as if you just worked out.
Ey meyne, most hospitals I've worked at or visited sell 30g protein drinks in the flavoured milk sections of the cafeteria. I'm in straya though, so it might be different for countries that aren't literally full of lifters.
Suck it up then anon, you'll be in there for a week anyway, and you won't be lifting for months in your condition.
Fractured sternum is at least a 5 month recovery time for weights, and it's at the 3 month mark that muscle starts atrophying.
Keep your protein macros up, but don't have any illusions about lifting your 1 rep maxes when you're back at it. You'll lose about 10kg off your lifts.
What exercises would it prevent OP from doing though? Surely as long as he's careful he'll be able to train a little.
Like replace bench with spoto press so he's not touching his sternum, do cable rows for back but again don't touch sternum. And maybe some unweighted planks?
I can attest to lifting while injured, even an apparently small thing like a sore elbow. I've had tennis elbow for the last year and a half, I am still on baby weight and cannot push or rotate properly :/
No diddies or benching, he'll feel intense chest compression. Not good when your cracked bones are trying to knit themselves together.
Squatting should be ok, provided the intra-abdominal pressure doesn't cause pain.
OHP would be probably ok as well, but it would be a little dangerous if his fingers aren't up to the challenge.
It's not the touching that's the problem, it's the mechanical stress on his chest from the muscles flexing.
Docs will advise him not to do any pushing movements for a while, and what they mean is something as light as opening a door. It will take a long time to rehabilitate enough to bench again.
Get to a physio. They need to identify the cause of the tendonitis, and whether you are causing more damage or not, and then they can go about giving you a bunch of rehabilitation exercises.
Old timey strongmen made do just fine
Just relax OP, it'll be annoying, but you'll be able to lift again soon.
They don't have food options? When I'm in the hospital you can choose between standard and low calorie and whatever. Can't you just ask for wheat bread and not eat the marmalade?
I dunno about OHP, for me personally every time I do OHP anywhere close to seriously my sternum and ribs start cracking so I'd bet there's some pressure there too. Heavy deadlifts do the same.
Just saw that many people here are naively recommending any sort of lifting:
Don't fucking lift until your bones are fine, OP. For real, don't lift. It's extremely dangerous, you have no idea. Not even squatting, it doesn't matter that your sternum is not directly involved. There are forces acting on your body that it just can't take at the moment. If you want to lift again, ask a doctor, a real one. Not /fit/. People here try to deduce the answer to questions like that using their extremely limited understanding of human anatomy and physiology. Go to physiotherapy and do some light training to limit atrophy, but don't fucking lift on your own.
lol this thread has truly endeared me to you. i'm sorry for your accident but your positive attitude and sense of humor made me smile
i feel you about hospitals, their food is always fucking garbage. surely they have veggies of some sort? just ask for veggies and protein (and potatoes if youre so inclined). i think youre going to have to say something like bread makes you sick for them to listen to you (they probably will still think youre a stupid liar but itll be harder to say no)
i wish you all the best sir!!!! glucklich tag deutsch fruend