Well I finally went to the doc the other day to look at my "shoulder". Fell off the cycle back in July and things got slowly better and then not....
Tore a pec, right where it joins at the armpit. Which in turn is irritating the rotator. Pec can't be fixed. Rotator will be fine. (Can't even throw right now.)
Doc says no more heavy benching. 50-60% of max only. DAMMIT! He also says that deadlifting will sooner or later cause a back injury. Ignoring that. Waking up could cause death that day too. Have decided to go ahead and still compete. My squat and DL are doing fine. Just did 400 for a set of 5 reps yesterday on the squat and I have a love for the iron. I'm willing to do what it takes as far as the bench. I had it back up to 250, but probably will start with like 185 in competition. I don't want to blow it out and not be able to do anything.
Also gonna stay off the regular BB bench's and use Push presses and machines and DB's for a while.
Maybe in a year or two, have the dude test my strength somehow and see if I've built up the supporting tissue enough to withstand a heavy bench effort 3-4 times a year.
I figure it ain't gonna happen if I don't try.
Any comments or anything?