thanks for this info. I am scheduled for my VSG July first and was worried about how long it would be until I could get back to the gym.
I am currently squatting 550lbs, leg press is 700lbs, calf extensions is 280lbs, bench press is 185lbs. All are for 3 sets of 12 on alternating days. I also dead lift 300lbs. (I work other things as well, but these are the heaviest I lift) Can I go back to that kind of weight after 8-12 weeks?