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Thread: 3 weeks out from RUM6 and I get injured...WTF!!!!

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    3 weeks out from RUM6 and I get injured...WTF!!!!

    Yep, last week I tweaked my pec unracking my last set. All week it felt fine and I haven't felt any pain at all, even when I did floor presses on Saturday.

    Today, the same thing. All my warm-up sets felt fine, so I decided to keep going up and decided to stop when I feel any pain. I did just that, on my second working set I was supposed to get 340x8, but stopped at 5 because I knew if I did one more rep that was it.

    On the bright side, I still plan on doing the meet. But, it looks like i'll be taking a token bench. I'm making an appointment to have it worked on. So, I might see how it feels the day of the meet. But, It's not worth going out there and making things worse, so I might not even chance it.

    I'm pretty bummed out about this, because I felt ready to post a PR total and get close to my goal. Oh well, things like this happen, and now it's time to get it better.
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    Hammer the triceps, delts, and back Brian. 3 weeks isn't that long out. You may still be able to pull
    Off a pr bench if you rest now.
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    What is the symptom?


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    I think you will be in pretty good shape by the meet. See this is what happens when you don't train with me jk. When are you doing your openers?

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    Damn, sorry to hear that man, injuries always seem to happen at the worst time.

    3 weeks is still plenty of time to get healed up. Don't count yourself out just yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottYard View Post
    Hammer the triceps, delts, and back Brian. 3 weeks isn't that long out. You may still be able to pull
    Off a pr bench if you rest now.
    He's absolutely right Brian! Add ice and deep tissue to the mix and i bet you'll be just fine!
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    Thanks guys for the comments!

    @Scott and Justin-I'll still train my accessory work like normal leading up to the meet. But like you guys mentioned, I'll hit my delts and triceps pretty hard.

    @Chris-Right now there are no symptoms, lol. I have full function, and no bruising. I can poke at it with no pain. Last night I was doing a pectoral push-in exercise and it didn't really hurt. But yesterday when it happened, I felt a sharp pain, but more like a deep painful stretch...make sense? I'm sure it's not serious, but I'm trying to prevent from getting serious.

    @Weech-I know, but your schedule is a little weird like mine. We'll train together soon, hopefully you can keep up, lol. j/k!

    @Invain-Your right, this definitely is a bad time, lol. I'm not counting myself out completely. I'm just going to go by feel and play it safe. I feel the pain on the way down, so if I feel anything not normal, I'll tell them to grab it.
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    Bring your grip in for this comp just to be on the safe side? Could probably hit a decent number even with a close grip?


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    Brian to me it sounds like you have a shoulder issue that's causing it to tug on your pec when benching. Do you do any work with a lacrosse ball? Stretching? Both of those would really help. I've had the same issue you are describing and these fixed it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by joey54 View Post
    Bring your grip in for this comp just to be on the safe side? Could probably hit a decent number even with a close grip?
    We'll see what happens, if I have to I will.

    Quote Originally Posted by Travis Bell View Post
    Brian to me it sounds like you have a shoulder issue that's causing it to tug on your pec when benching. Do you do any work with a lacrosse ball? Stretching? Both of those would really help. I've had the same issue you are describing and these fixed it.
    I actually do. I hurt my shoulder a few months ago. It feels better now, but sometimes doing OHP's I'll feel it, and it's always wanting to pop in and out. No I don't, and I really need to. I'm going today to have my pec worked on, and I'll talk to him about my shoulder as well. Thanks Travis!
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    I don't have any suggestions, but I had the EXACT same thing happen a couple weeks ago (same kind of pain, 3 weeks out... same weight even, just less reps lol)

    I iced and stretched very lightly. After a couple days I started doing ultra-light high rep pec dec without much ROM, just to pump a tonne of blood in there to hopefully help it heal (sets of 50-100 with the lightest weights possible, and only going back probably 3/4 of the way).

    A week after I did some slow reps with 95 & 135 just to feel it out, and 2 days ago did 185; both times with no hint of pain/pulling.

    I'm 1 week out now and it feels much better. Not sure if any of that helps, but it seemed to do me well so far.
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    Hope you heal quickly, Brian.
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