After searching the site for a while and reading other posts I decided to see if someone
might be able to help me out. In one of the posts I read a few members suggested
posting a strain/tear injury in the power lifting section since this is the place with the most
I'm currently stationed in the middle-east with the Army, and lift after long days of
work. About three months back we had a Weighted Dip challenge, to see who can dip the
Sadly my ego got the best of me and I worked my way up to about 245 lbs. After a
single rep with the weight I started coming down to the floor slowly, my right pec
gave out. Following it were a series of pops and I just felt my chest go numb. So I
drop down knowing I just fucked up. The next day there was a dull pain on my chest
and pressing anything was out of the question.
I took about 6 weeks off from chest and any exercise that would bother me. During
those weeks I did static stretches and used bands to try to stretch the muscle.
After I worked out chest with very light weights and didn't really push
myself too hard, trying to work my way back into it.
It wasn't until Four weeks ago that I flexed in front of a mirror and noticed a hole
on the side of my pec. I know its normal to have an indentation there normally, but
its big enough me to notice and it bothered me. I decided its best to take time away
from the gym and go see a provider (military doctor).
They sent me to get an MRI done. The doctor analyzed the images and said there's no
abnormalities in my pec muscle.
Anyways I'll upload a few images, maybe you guys can help me out. I need advice on
what I should do. I can workout my chest carefully and it wont cause any pain, but
I'm concerned. Should I be working out chest, or should I just focus on other muscle
groups. If so for how long? Also Is there a way to close in the hole in my pec?
I know a lot of other articles talk about Surgery to fix a strained pec, I can't
get surgery done out here. The doctors don't see a need for it since nothing
popped up on the MRI. Can the muscle heal incorrectly and cause a problem later on?
and should I be concerned about tearing the same muscle again?
Thanks ahead of time guys