What kind of upper body weight lifting and strengthening exercises can I resume if I pulled my groin 1 1/2 weeks ago? I think it is about a grade 1 groin pull, maybe 1.5

  • If it were me, I'd take some time off and work on rehabbing the pull. That type of injury can be tough to overcome. – rrirower Mar 26 '15 at 15:24
  • @JohnP John, where are you? I can't believe you have not yet voted to close this question! It is a medical issue. The OP has self-diagnosed himself and is asking for delicate advise on how to injure himself further by exercising with a recently pulled groin! – Mephisto Mar 27 '15 at 22:43

I yanked an adductor the other day. Just speaking from my own experience, it played out a little like this:

  • Deadlifting was okay.
  • Overhead pressing, bench pressing, pullups, and dips were all fine.
  • Squatting I waited about a week, then started with ramping sets (empty bar, 50% of 1RM, 60% of 1RM, I think I maxed around 75% of 1RM.
  • Olympic lifts I waited on until my squat was back to normal.
  • I was healed up fully in about two weeks.

In general I'd just say that anything where you need a wide stance is going to be problematic and aggravating. Where your knees are relatively close together and you're not engaging your hip adductors as much, you should be okay.

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