So due to a mountain biking incident, I am 99% sure I have bruised ribs. I don't think they are broken as I don't have any bruising under the skin. But laughing or heaven forbid sneezing cause me a world of pain.

As someone who hates sitting still, I have continued to run and attend spin class. I want to get back in the gym but am worried the bench press and other weights will just exasperate the pain and lengthen the recovery time. But again, I'm loathe to sit still for 6 weeks to heal.

Anyone have any insight or history to share? Thank you.