So i was training for CPU nationals... i did one last bench workout just to feel the groove.
And on one of my warm up sets, with 225, my left peck snapped into a ball.
Went to the hospital, they didnt do much for me other than give me some drugs. I have to go for an ultrasound to see if its fully torn or not, if it is i need surgery.
Anyway, im sure lots of you guys have experienced this. How long is the recovery time for this if i dont need surgery? Any recommendations? I am thinking of going to visit a sports injury doctor or something, since the guy at the hospital didn't seem to know much about it.
I am just bummed, i have a train booked for quebec city tomorrow morning, i planned on breaking the 200kg mark for bench.
I'm sorry to hear that, I hope everything works out for you and hope you have a fast recovery!!!!!
ouch. its better to have that happen on a warm up set opposed to your top set. heal up soon!
If you had it ball up, you probably tore it off at the insertion point, which means the only way to truely fix it is to have surgery.
Now, I may be mistaken, but I believe it'd mostly be for asthetic reasons to get it repaired. If you don't get it repaired and just rehab the area (which regardless is going to take some time) your benching technique will really change, but it's possible to go without the surgery.
Obviously talk this over with your doctor though as different types of pec tears are handled differently.
Very sorry to hear it. Get in to the dr asap. The sooner you get things reattached to your body the better. Be a pain in the ass with doctors. They are never in a rush because it's business for usual for them.
Might want to look into the Starr Rehab method. A doctor is a good idea too, but I doubt they'll tell you anything other than to rest.
Very sorry to hear that bro... I had a small partial tear last year so I feel your pain.
Get to your Dr. and heal up soon! You'll be back on the bench soon enough!
With the partial tear, there was no benching for about 6-weeks... Did you get an MRI yet? Keep in mind mine wasnt as extensive as yours. I was on anti-flammatorys & ice the whole time and was able to do Lt. shoulder/ back work... started back light w/ DB's. I use a shirt a lot more now once I get heavy.
I'm pretty much back to where I was pre-injury now, but I definitely warm-up a lot more now!!!
I've got a buddy who had a lot worse tear than mine and he was out for approx. 6-months.
1-year after the injury hes about back to where he was pre-injury on the bench(405 raw) Most guys I've talked to w/ a tear similar to yours say 6-months recovery after surgury is about the norm... Again, I am by no means an expert, just sharing my experiance w/ this injury. Hope this helps man.
Best of luck bro, and keep us posted w/ your recovery...
That is rough man. Best of luck with the recovery. Can you still squat and pull?
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So really i learned nothing definitive today, even though i spent about 8 hours with doctors/ in hospitals. Hopefully though, it will be like yours and it will heal over time. Even though my bodybuilding ambitions (if i had any) are shot as i will have a divot in my chest.
thats brutal, hope the recovery doesnt take too long. Let me know how the MRI goes.
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Good luck with your recovery. I wouldnt wish that on anyone.
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God bless and good luck bro... Keep us posted!
Hey man, I'm glad it was a successful surgery! I hope the best for you in your recovery. My hernia surgery was totally not cool, so although I'm not a PL I know the feeling of injury/surgery just screwing crap up. How long did your surgeon estimate it would take to be fully healed?
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