Since I realized that I had an inguinal hernia about 5 years ago, I haven’t been able to workout without wearing some sort of hernia belt. At first I wore the truss to keep the hernia pushed in at all times, but after I was able to hold the hernia in on my own, I would still wear the hernia belt for support just as a precaution to make sure I didn’t blow it out. This was the first time I worked out without the hernia belt.
Everything went really well. I didn’t feel the hernia at all. Although I’m not ready to go all out with everything without having the hernia truss on, I’m going to keep moving forward, do some more workouts without the belt, and eventually lose the belt forever!