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    Default Injured Hand at Work. Now What?

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    I have been doing the Starting Strength program since mid October and I love it! I have always kinda lifted weights since high school but now I actually look forward to getting up early and getting under the bar. That is until last Friday at work I dislocated 3 fingers and broke 1 on my left hand. I have a casted club for a hand now and have no choice but to suspend the program. But by no means does that mean I will stop going to the gym all together. I was told it will be a 12 week recovery process with some physical therapy so I do expect to loose my progress. What exercises should I do that wont sacrifice my form and do not involve using the hands? I have an idea of the exercises I can do like squats with a machine where the pads are on the shoulders and lower back extensions. Im just curious to see what you guys say. Thanks.

    Steve in NC

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    Sounds like the Safety Squat Bar is your only option. What did you do to your hand?

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    Left hand: dislocations at middle knuckles on pointer, middle and ring fingers and 2 fractures on ring finger. extension attached to drive end of a pneumatic nut runner grabbed the fabric of the glove and twisted bending my fingers backwards. hand is in a cast and probably will be for a while. I have never seen the safety squat bar before and I wish my gym had one.

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    Reading about that really makes my butthole draw up. You get to learn how to squat with one hand. We've seen it done.

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    HAHAHA. well i guess i could just place my left arm on top of the bar and use the right hand as directed.

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