about a week ago i was doing some weighted dips…(70 lbs + BW 175lbs) which is a weight ive done before. I never do 4 sets but the first 3 felt easy so i did a 4th. At the bottom of the 5th rep i felt a sharp pain in the middle of my chest near my sternum and im pretty sure i heard or felt a slight tearing sound.
anyway for the next 3 days i wasnt able to stand with my chest out or take a deep breath without feeling sharp pain. About 50% of the pain is gone now, but it still does hurt to take a deep breath or if i try to pull my shoulder blades together or twist my upper body.
There is no brusing and no visible change to my chest.
Is it safe to say this was just a small muscle pull?
Also, are there any uper body excersises i can still do while healing or certain excersises i should stay away from?
thank you in advance!