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    This goes without saying but warming up is a big deal. I used to strain my chest all of time until I started spending time warming up. As I have gotten older, this has been a must. When I say warm up, I don't mean a couple light sets of bench, I am talking about MANY light sets of bench but first, I warm up my rotator cuff for about 10 minutes.

    I have found that since I have made a point to get blood in my muscle before I do any kind of working sets, I haven't had a single strain or pull.

    It is by far the most boring part of my routine but if it is going to keep me from hurting myself, I've just accepted that my workouts are going to be another 10-20 minutes longer. Getting old sucks.
    "Don't count the days, make the days count" ~Muhammad Ali~

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    Tore my left bicept earlier in the year after warmed up and on the last damn set of curls at a lighter weight as it was a drop set! It just went pop... I had to rehab it and it sucked but i dealt with it in order to prevent needing surgery! Take your time and it will get better brother..

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    Not sure if it’s a tear but still gonna rest it for a bit and see if rest doesn’t help gonna go back to the doctor have him look at it when my MRI comes back.
    Not even sure how it happened was doing light side laterals strict form, but I suppose the bicep gets involved some. It’s in the center of the bicep down toward the elbow. Doesn’t feel like tendinitis I’m quite familiar with that. Hoping it’s just some inflammation. But the fact that it was a sudden sharp pain has me worried. Ill
    ne one depressed man if my bicep and chest are gonna be out. Guess my legs are gonna grow and ill be super conditioned. Cardio and legs here we come lol

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    I had a slight pec tear in June I paused with the barbell on my chest then got a little bounce soon as the barbell came off my chest and I started to push I felt the pec rip away and i stopped pushing immediately and kinda pushed the barbell down towards my stomach and sat up. Shit was so scary as I felt it pull away like letting go of a stretched rubber band. I was on my last set of a 5x5 on my 4th rep. I stopped benching completely for a little over 2 months. I was doing rehab stuff with bands and a little bit of overhead pressing. Now almost 7 months later I’m not too far off from where I was before the tear. Important take away is, let it heal there is no rush at all. The strength will come back gradually if rehabbed right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle manny View Post
    I had a slight pec tear in June I paused with the barbell on my chest then got a little bounce soon as the barbell came off my chest and I started to push I felt the pec rip away and i stopped pushing immediately and kinda pushed the barbell down towards my stomach and sat up. Shit was so scary as I felt it pull away like letting go of a stretched rubber band. I was on my last set of a 5x5 on my 4th rep. I stopped benching completely for a little over 2 months. I was doing rehab stuff with bands and a little bit of overhead pressing. Now almost 7 months later I’m not too far off from where I was before the tear. Important take away is, let it heal there is no rush at all. The strength will come back gradually if rehabbed right.

    very true, with my new bicep pain I’ve not lifted besides legs since then. Gonna give it a few more days even though I have no pain. I’d rather take a few days off then a few months off after eating medical costs. It’s hard for me I’m not one who enjoys rest days and tend to get irritated when I don’t make it to the gym.
    ive been running and doing some cardio since to start least get my exercise in. Waiting for the MRI to come back and meet with doctor for the treatment plan in regards to my chest

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