Here is my problem: i keep injuring my pec in the bench even with ridiculously light weights. I already switched to the close grip (around shoulder widt), form is ok (elbows tucked, etc), but it keeps happening. Its always moderate strains that heals in a few weeks, but often i feel the injury will happen while i'm ramping the weight and i have to stop the exercise. I also hurt my pec once doing DB Inclines.
So my questions are:
1-Does anybody have some good ideas on making the pecs stronger against tears/strains?
2-I train in a lift split similar to 5/3/1(bench/squat/military/deadlift), what lift do you guys sugest to use in place of bench? I was thinking about Partial Bench after reading this : http://www.ironaddicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=22914 , some consider the Incline Bench safer, so it could be an option, or maybe even doing only DBs for now on.
3-Would be a bad idea eventually try to do close grip bench pressing (regular grip is out of question) again? Or shouldnt even bother (i dont compete in powerlifting).
I apreciate any help.