right so i've been doing dips for a few months now, and just last week my left clavicle started hurting during dips. my right is completely ok, but my left feels like it's compressing together and getting ready to snap at any moment. this happens during the dip(chest dips) and when im done with my reps it hurts like hell. it just feels like its going to snap clean in two. any idea what this is? idk what to do here. school coach is useless he had no suggestions. i could use help. please. thankyou.
I doubt it will break your clavicle, but I guess it's always a possibility.
Do you have the same feeling doing bodyweight dips?
is this a sharp pain you get?
its kinda sharp. and its been hurting all weekend and i havnt done a single chest lift at all. and yes its the same feeling as bodyweight dips, but it doesnt hurt as bad.
I'd ditch the lift if it's causing you that much pain. If it's continuing to hurt you should go see a doctor.
That may not be your issue, but it's something to look at.
Last edited by zen; 11-04-2008 at 09:23 AM.
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I had the exact same problem as you. I stopped doing dips with weights and just went without them. It sucks because its a great exercise but the 3 consecutive days of pain on my pec isn't worth it. Since then, I narrowed my grip and been great so far.
Where exactly was the pain because chances are it's a joint dysfunction/irritation issue not an actual bone weakness. Although anythings possible. AC joint dysfunction is a common problem in weightlifters or costochondritis if the pain is more medial.
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