I started weight lifting again today and as I was trying to find my 1RM for Bench Press I felt this awful popping almost like a tearing go through my chest and shoulder. It actually did not hurt that much as it happened, but my muscles tightened up very quickly after that. I asked my spotter if my form looked bad and he said that my form actually looked really good and was surprised that I had injured myself. The pain is dull, almost feels like a major cramp, and it’s right around my armpit; it almost seems like where the Pec and Deltoid meet. I can lift my elbows over my shoulder right now with just a little discomfort and am icing as well as taken 4 Ibuprofen to reduce inflammation.
Anybody else experience this or have an idea of what it might be? Is it serious? I want to go back to tomorrow and finish finding my 1RM’s but I’m not sure if I should or not. Any recommendations on treatment or regardng skipping training, etc would be great.