Iím sure this has been covered before, but Iím having a hard time disseminating the good information from the BS. I have something of a sore spot in my back. Itís on the left side, approximately equidistant from the scapula and pelvis, 3 inches distal from the to the spine (Latissimus Dorsi ?).
Itís been there for probably two weeks. My thought is that it happened when I was working on the steering gear of our Dodge diesel pickup (as an aside, if you think youíre strong, try wrestling some of those steering parts around). I wouldnít say that itís a debilitating pain, and in all likelihood just a strain. Iíve been struggling with how to best stretch and rehab this injury.
The soreness is not present while squatting, it is present while unracking the bar. Performing the lift causes no discomfort, but it is definitely there throughout my day to day. When benching, there is a ďtake your breath awayĒ moment at the beginning of the movement, just when the bar is coming down.
Does anyone have rehab suggestions? I suppose Iím due for a short break from the squats, but Iím making good progress, so itís hard to give up. The bench, I could take or leave, but Iíd like to press on. However, I am certain that there are those of you who have far better knowledge and experience than I do when it comes to these matters.