Thread: minor pec tear
09-08-2005, 08:06 PM #1
minor pec tear
I did this last week while stretching cold, and then I made it worse from heavy chest work 2 days afterwords. This week it still hurt a lot when I started to warm up, so I stopped and didnt go any higher than 185. How long would it take for muscle atrophy to take place? How long can I give my chest a rest before I start to lose strength??
09-08-2005, 08:16 PM #2
From researching my NSCA textbook, it takes a month before you lose muscular strength. If you are overtrained, you might actually become stronger with the time off. It is a longer period of time for muscle atrophy (don't remember the exact length of time). Psychologically, it is a different story .
09-08-2005, 08:17 PM #3
How do you know you had a pec tear? Is it muscle strain or pec tear?
09-08-2005, 10:52 PM #4
I just strained my chest on Monday. I will be taking a few weeks off and split legs into Mon:quads Thurs:hams. Let is rest chest6, you could end up doing much more damage by pushing yourself. Keep protein high and do some pushups if possible in the meantime.. just my 2cents. I think mine was more of a muscle cramp due to lack of hydration though, we will see.
oh yea, 185!
09-08-2005, 11:06 PM #5Originally Posted by IBdmfkr
I dont think it was an actually "tear"..I just didnt know what else to call it. I would call it a muscle strain now that I think about it. A pec "tear" seems a little overkill to me.
Another question: Would stretching make it better? On another board they said to stretch but stretching just makes it hurt
Last edited by chest6; 09-09-2005 at 12:15 AM.
09-09-2005, 08:44 AM #6
stretch away! deep tissue massage /trigger point therapy would help.(consider seeing someone who specializes in sports massage) even a muscle strain is a slight tear, but if it was major, you would be bruised badly and wouldn't be able to get under any weight. rest, do chest one day a wk super light. i wouldn't take off a month, to me thats too long, but i would lift ridiculously light for 6- 8 wks to let myself heal.
09-09-2005, 09:19 AM #7
thanks for all the advice guys
09-09-2005, 09:37 AM #8
any questions, feel free to ask.
09-09-2005, 10:05 AM #9
185, just made me laugh because that is what I am lifting too right now! haha, I hurt myself on 315 on my 8th rep. Nothin to it, but Thanks doc. sust, I will try going light as well, since I have a very similar problem right now.
09-09-2005, 02:00 PM #10Originally Posted by IBdmfkr
09-09-2005, 04:46 PM #11
Yep, with heavy weight comes injury if not careful. So sad.
09-09-2005, 10:39 PM #12Originally Posted by IBdmfkr
09-10-2005, 10:19 AM #13Anabolic Member
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09-11-2005, 09:27 PM #14
chest, i think the best thing to do is lay off chest, maybe even pullup exercises for 3 weeks or so until you don't feel it bothering you anymore
09-11-2005, 10:37 PM #15
I'm just doing pushups for maintainance and to see how it feels, don't push it chest. Could put you out for a long time if you injure it further.
09-11-2005, 11:29 PM #16Originally Posted by ward065
09-12-2005, 07:33 AM #17
Did you say you were like 6'3 265? Whats your BF.
09-12-2005, 08:12 AM #18Originally Posted by AnabolicBoy1981
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09-12-2005, 02:49 PM #19Originally Posted by IBdmfkr
09-12-2005, 10:06 PM #20Originally Posted by chest6
09-13-2005, 01:09 AM #21Originally Posted by IBdmfkr
oh and my damn pec hurt as bad/worse than last week today..just from skull crushers..i only did like 3 reps then stopped
09-13-2005, 08:29 AM #22
Take a rest and Keep the diet clean. No need to put yourself out for a long period of time because of this. Be safe.
09-13-2005, 08:44 AM #23
time off to heal is needed. i have had a shoulder problem for the last few weeks, and i have tried to lft through it. 3-4 wks later it still hasn't healed,and it is only a mild sprain strain. i took a few 3 days off so far, and feel better, with just alittle stretching and alot of ice. sometimes we don't have a choice, time off is a necessity and any gains you lose now are temporary, you will get them back and then some!!!
10-01-2009, 12:30 AM #24Junior Member
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i have had this, plus an inflamed ac joint since may this year.
horrible, the doctors said i could do about half wieght, but i wish iread this post first.
i ended up getting cortisone injected 4 weeks ago, and i havent touched any muscelse except abs.
i just decided i wasn't going to wait the full 6 weeks til i saw the specialist again, even though he said i could keep doing the gym after 2 weeks i didnt, because this has been here too long.
im going to do just the bar tonight (20kg) 4 sets of 10, see how it goes...
do you reckon because i have had this injury for around 5 months already i will need more time off?
it doesnt hurt unless i do flat bench, just in the join between my shoulder and chest, (i think its the pec minor) at about 60-70% wieght. and that was 4 weeks ago.
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