Training w/ really messed up arms?
All the cartilage in my wrists is shredded.
My elbow muscles are all covered in scar tissue and the joint is filled with fluid and there's tons of other bullshit wrong with both elbows.
I've had two wrist surgeries on the right wrist (the worse one and my dominant one) and they did nothing.
So, long story short, I can't do any upper body training w/o being in extreme pain. Can't bench, OHP, push-up, pull-up.
But I REALLY miss weightlifting and martial arts, like REALLY.
Hitting pads doesn't hurt TOO much but I'm afraid that doing it too much will make the cartilage tears worse! However, HOLDING pads is torture. Ugh. Grappling hurts like hell after grabbing someone for a few seconds. Hell, even pouring out a cup of milk from a full gallon feels like ****.
But how can I participate in a striking class if I can't hold pads for someone? It'd seem like a cop-out? And if I'm just going to be hitting a bag, why pay a big monthly fee on contract for that? And what's the point of training in striking if I can't grapple as well?
Someone suggested TKD to me cause it's just kicks and apparently there's a dude who coached in the Olympics (YH Park) who's school is nearby. I checked the site though and it's really McDojo-ey though.
So, what would you guys do if you were me?
Doctor said there's basically no chance of me getting better at this point so more surgery is out of the question.
I'd squat but eventually I'd look like an idiot w/huge legs and an extremely skinny upper body.
What should I do? I'm just severely depressed over the whole thing :(