Allow me to inject some context. I'm sure some of you saw my post about the hemorrhoid. I went and found out that it was thrombosed and this morning I had the blood clot removed. The doctors said that I didn't have to stop lifting today but did say of course lifting could cause another hemorrhoid(I'm assuming I got it from strenuous pressure on my rear while squatting).
I feel fine but my ass is a little sore. I still want to continue to lift but I don't want to go in and do random isolations and I want to be cautious of going right back to my working sets.
Right now my stats are as follows:
Squat: 225lb Deadlift: 225lb Bench: 180 Row: 105 OHP: 105
Now there are a few reasons I do StrongLifts as opposed to splits and other routines. It's easy to follow and adhere to. It doesn't take me as long in the gym. It's pretty exhaustive and the strength gains are incredible. One of the biggest reasons I like it is for how effective it is in a short amount of time spent(e.g. calorie expenditure).
Can the intensity(weight) be lessened and the volume per set(reps) increased to give me the same sort of calories expended or the same intensity that a workout where I do everything at my working weight would be so I don't strain myself or put unnecessary pressure on my ass while it heals from being sliced open?
This is only a temporary modification until I feel more confident to return to my working sets. Thank you.