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How Long Does it Take a Pulled Lat Muscle to Heal?


A few days ago after doing pull-ups I felt a discomfort in my left lat, and the next day through the present I have a pain in my left lat muscle. To anyone who has had a lat injury, in general how long did it take before you could resume normal training? And can increasing my calories and overall nutrition help speed healing? thanks.


I pulled mine significantly years ago and now it’s always getting tweaked. The recovery is the same as any other muscle but don’t hurry it because contrary to internet drivel you can totally tear it and the resulting surgery sucks.


I’m going to give myself a week off and see how I feel. In the mean time I’ll keep active this week (easy running)