Why did I just try to train through a fractured rib? 5 reps into my first set I had to rack the bar. Took painkillers in the morning when it wasn't hurting too bad, but one I got in the gym and started squatting it absolutely killed me. Obviously im gonna stop smolov and im gonna have to drop heavy squats, good mornings and deads for a while, which is shit. Don't know what else I can do, thinking I can probably do front squats as long as I keep my back perfectly straight and verticle. Don't know how much gonna work my hamstrings, leg curl positions me so im lying on my ribs so I can't do that. Suppose I could go really light on the deads and squats and basically just perform them as speed work, definitely can't use my belt for a while. I can probably still bench and press as long as I don't use powerlifting technique and push my chest up by arching my back. Chins and rows should be fine as long as I don't pull the bar into my rib. Thinking of doing this 1. Bench press maybe dumbbell so I don't have the bar hitting my chest. over head press chin ups rows 2. Front squats leg extensions some kind of hamstring exercise, could just bare the pain and do leg curls hanging leg raises 3. Bench press close grip bench press chin ups rows 4. front squats leg extensions leg curls hanging leg raises Don't know what kind of rep scheme to do, I can probably do progressive overload since my bench and front squat both aren't too strong. Gonna have to cut down on how much I eat, suppose I could get my conditioning up and cut some bf. After a couple weeks ill probably add light squats and deadlifts back in.