Anthony, 60, who worked as a mower, decided in March 2008 that it was time to get back in shape. He renewed his gym membership and started weighing again. Shortly after trying to put 100kg on the bench for the first time in 15 years, he developed pain in his right groin, which was diagnosed as a hernia. Anthony’s doctor has booked him for a hernia repair scheduled for September.
While waiting for the operation, Anthony consulted a homeopath and osteopath. The osteopath gave Anthony simple exercises to strengthen his transverse abdominal muscles.
Anthony stopped all other forms of movement, gave up his mowing job, and avoided stretching and lifting just over 4-6 pounds for about three months. He ordered a hernia support garment as it was a guarantee that the hernia would be preserved in all activities.
When the hernia first appeared, it happened ten times a day just because she was walking or showering. It stopped when Anthony began to wear the hernia support. He reappeared in May trying to do push-ups without wearing the hernia splint and wore it again for a few hours a day.
In June, the hernia seemed under control and Anthony was feeling confident enough to do light aerobic exercise and weights at home. He also started to work on his tractor, which brought some tension. During these activities, Anthony wore his hernia support, which gave him a sense of security and drew the most reservations from his daily activities.
By September, the hernia had improved so much that Anthony postponed the operation for three months. To check if the hernia was really gone, he performed an ultrasound. This showed that there was only a slight widening of the deep end of the inguinal canal. The doctor asked him to try as much as possible. He only forced a small amount of fat into the deep end, but no gut and there was no lead.
Roy, 58, worked as a window cleaner in 2005 and was also an Ironman athlete. The Ironman Triathlon is part of a series of endurance races organized by the World Triathlon Corporation consisting of a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile bike ride and a 26.2 mile marathon. This grueling event requires months of intensive training and an exceptional level of fitness.
Roy had competed in ten Ironman triathlons, but unfortunately could not do so because he developed a small hernia. Roy knew two people who had had complications years after hernia surgery and decided not to.
However, in January 2006, Roy met Craig, who healed his own hernia with diet, herbs, Pilates exercises and clothing to support the hernias. Roy wondered if he could repeat Craig’s success. In mid-January, he took Craig Pilates classes and was wearing a hernia support.
Roy kept a journal to track his progress. After a month, he reported feeling fitter, healthier, and firmer in his lower abdomen and pelvic area. He decided to run the Dover Half Marathon on February 19 and finished it in 1 hour 35 minutes – his best time in several years. Roy felt so encouraged that he wanted to start training for another Ironman triathlon.
Swimming is part of the Ironman program, but Roy’s hernia has already caused discomfort while swimming – a “tight” feeling in the groin area. By the end of February, he felt secure enough that he could swim a fairly tough 2,000 meters with his hernia support. He was amazed that there hadn’t been any complaints.
In March, Roy began an intensive 16-week training plan to prepare for the Quelle Challenge triathlon, which is scheduled for July 2, 2006. He was expected to do until 3 to 8 p.m. training per week. When Roy was approaching 60 and hadn’t had an Ironman for two years, he wasn’t sure he could do this workout without making his hernia worse, but he largely forgot about it because the bulge wasn’t. not. appear longer. Of course, he continued with his Pilates exercises and wore his hernia support.