Sorry, I should have kept reading your question...anyone can get a hernia. I knew a guy that was having a weight lifting competition with his buddy and he lifted way more than he could actually comfortably lift and it resulted in a hernia.
You can get a hernia from coughing too hard, wearing jeans that are too tight, getting punched in the gut, pushing too hard to poop...obviously it's rare in these occurrences and there are usually other health problems to factor in. But they've all happened.
at 10:33 PM on Jul. 17, 2010