good looks all around guys thank you for the input. in response to the question of how i tore my pec: bench pressing of course. i was training for my first powerlifting competition. pulled some muscle fibers in my pec a few weeks before that, and two weeks later decide to do some max effort work, just wanted to hit 405 and be done for the night. Those fibers were still damaged, however, and so when i came down with what i thought would be an easy 385, the fibers actually tore and ripped the whole tendon off the bone as well. Pretty standard pec tear, and I pulled off a fantastic recovery. 10 months out and strong as ever, im just careful with pressing. Anyone who has anyone questions about this injury or rehab let me know. I pulled off a four month recovery. Surgery March 13, cleared to begin lifting normally July 10.