Friday, May 25, 2007

05/23/07 SE Bench - Partial Tear?

Well, i did something to my left pec on SE Day. I finished my warm ups and went to the work sets, I planned on hitting 320 for 4x4 or 3x5. The first rep at 320 went nicely, and on the second rep something in my left pec twinged and I lost all power at midrange, I grinded out the weight to lockout somehow.

I figured I would give it a 2 minute break as nothing hurt, there was no pain at all. Well, just cuz there werent pain doesnt mean somehting aint wrong!!! i unracked the 320 and about mid way down the twinge was back, I should have just dumped the weight but I didnt, I still performed the lift but stopped after that to avoid any further damage.

This pain is weird as it is in the middle of the muscle, not near the insertions. Like a mid muscle tear or something. I believe I may be in a state of overtraining which I anticipated going into this cycle, too many variants of Deadlifting in there but I wanted to see if my body could handle it, well it didnt....

So, I will revamp this cycle and most likely do all overhead pressing for ME Bench day and use Repetition work to hit the bench and hopefully repair whatever it is thats wrong with my titty....


Keep yer fingers crossed......

2 comments:

Jon said...

Mine also occured in the muscle in the upper pec. It was a small spot, the pain didn't radiate outward and never bruised. What seemed to help most was high rep / low low weight chest work combined with icing and ibuprofen. It still took quite some time and I still felt something in there for quite a bit longer even when 100%. I'd say close to a year. Maybe scar tissue? That's finally gone now.

Powerlifter1974 said...

My fingers are crossed on this one...I will try all ME work over head and do the high rep approach as you mentioned.