I’ve been having a weird problem, lately. I started weight training about two months ago, and I’ve seen steady gains, of all kinds.
I know; that’s not a problem – normally.
What’s weird is that ever since I got above 200 pounds on Barbell Back Squats, I’ve been having chest pains that seem to be emanating from my heart, or at least that general vicinity.
I don’t feel them while squatting; only immediately thereafter, the instant that I put the weight back on the rack, and they only last for a very short while. They’re dull, and they throb with each heartbeat. As my squat max has increased, and I’ve added more weight, they’ve grown, somewhat, in intensity. Front Squats don’t seem to cause them, at all.
I’ve had chest pains, before, but those were always anxiety-related. These can’t have anything to do with anxiety, because what always made the anxiety pains better was – you guessed it – working out.
I posted this here because I figured that out of all the boards on this site, this was the one where I would most likely encounter someone who knew what I was dealing with.