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Chest Crack?


#1

Working out last night, pushing max weight on flat bench. Second rep I heard an audible pop in my sternum. Buried myself with the weight at that point. When I got home I stretched and again heard and felt a crack in my sternum area. The pain isnt too bad constantly but I can hardly do a push up now as the pain intensifies with any applied weight. Has this ever happened to anyone? I am halfway through a cycle and do not want to stop short of my next goals. Maybe a simple pulled muscle pain or something? Maybe more, experience needed.... Should I get this checked out or just drive on?


#2

yeah it happened to me

…about 30 times today alone.

you just started lifting, its common, youve just never experienced it before.


#3

That shit feels so good…especially when you’re at the office and need a good stretch. Try doing some dips now :slight_smile:


#4

used to happen to me all the time when I did dips


#5

Did anybody else catch he is “halfway through a cycle”?


#6

[quote]Tex Ag wrote:
Did anybody else catch he is “halfway through a cycle”?[/quote]

guess i glanced over that part.

lmao

dont worry though its probaly just creatine


#7

It sounds like a problem that I get frome time to time.

See if this sounds like what you’re experiencing.


#8

Definitely have bro-It still happens from me from time to time if I am yawning with my arms out-Scares the hell out of me every time


#9

The only significance of me saying I am halfway through a cycle is that I cant afford to really stop lifting unless I really have to. You may have nailed it imhungry sounds exactly right. I havent had it checked out at all yet but its not going away. I figure I will give it a week to see if it gets better…


#10

[quote]secretstime wrote:
Working out last night, pushing max weight on flat bench. Second rep I heard an audible pop in my sternum. Buried myself with the weight at that point. When I got home I stretched and again heard and felt a crack in my sternum area. The pain isnt too bad constantly but I can hardly do a push up now as the pain intensifies with any applied weight. Has this ever happened to anyone? I am halfway through a cycle and do not want to stop short of my next goals. Maybe a simple pulled muscle pain or something? Maybe more, experience needed… Should I get this checked out or just drive on?[/quote]

Most likely Costochondritis. I have this chest popping sound also, one day the cartilage inbetween my breastbone was stressed somehow (emotional? gym? don’t know) and it was unbearable. I had a hard time rolling out of bed. Barely could do a pushup like you without discomfort. I went to the hospital thinking I had some serious issues. Yet they told me about the cartilage moving around in the middle.

They just gave me some motrin and told me to rest it off. I think dips were the culprit that irritated it the most. Stopped doing them and I’ve never had that weird shit happen again. So I suggest just take some motrin and not do anything that will stress your chest for a while. They told me it could take a couple weeks to feel better. Take this time and work on you back and legs lol.

So I suggest doing that and if it doesn’t help go see a doctor lol.


#11

that sounds horrfying! …but also sorta nice :stuck_out_tongue: like a good thumb pop.

now i’m jealous.


#12

[quote]Alpha wrote:
Definitely have bro-It still happens from me from time to time if I am yawning with my arms out-Scares the hell out of me every time[/quote]

i like doing it, it feels good. especially right in the morning, all i have to do is turn my neck and crrrrrrsh


#13

I’ve dislocated a sternocostal joint before with dips.

If it doesn’t go away in a couple days see a manual therapist.