Hello, been a long time since I have posted anything but I hope someone can help.
I changed my bicep training last week from alternate dumbell curls, to straight bar preacher curls, did 2 warm up sets no problem, put some more weight on for my working sets, nothing major, was backing off heavy bicep work so would have been in the 10 - 12 rep range, leaned over grabbed the bar and before I could even curl it I heard snap and immediate pain in my right bicep, towards the elbow I dropped the bar and grabbed it, i was too scared to look for a while, I looked and it was still attached so i knew it wasn’t a complete tear, I went straight to the hospital, and the dr had a look and said it was defiantely a partial tear and I need an ultrasound to see how much is torn and if i require surgery. Im booked in for the scan next week (earliest i can get in).
Now, the the next day the pain was very intense, I had full movement but very painful, there is NO bruising at all which I assume is a good sign, this is the third day after I have done it, (still 2 days before the scan) I have full movement with no pain unless I pull any weight with it then there is a lot of pain, but just day to day things its fine. I can not flex it yet. The bicep looks the same shape, although when my arms is straight the bottom part looks slightly different,im not sure if this if from swelling, my paranoia or if it is different.
I am terrfied that I wont be able to train for a long time, and lose all the size I have worked so hard to gain the last 8 years.
I know this sems long winded but I am really terrified and very depressed over this.
Everything I have read comes from a non-bodybuilding perspective and basically say that surgey for partial tears isn’t always required although you can lose up to 50% of your strength in that bicep.
Has anyone had any experiences in anything similar?? any advice on what to do in the meantime?? I know its hard until I get the scan done but any advice would be greatly appreciated, Ive had many injuries in the past and have always been able to train around them without any atrophy, but im scared this is different. So what are your thoughts? is it possible that it isn’t a tear?? given the fact that there is no bruising at all and I have full-movement, how can I train around this?
Any comments or advice would be greatly appreciated