I broke several of my ribs 6 months ago. I would love to know a pec exercise that puts the least pressure on the ribs?? does one spring to mind?
My injury/what Ive tried:
I have experimented with a few different exercises but the rib pain usually doesn't materialize for a day or two. Even pushups once a week tend to make laying down/sleeping uncomfortable.... and this is after 6 f*** months !!! wtf !!
Initially I couldn't breath or move without pretty significant pain. Like an idiot I tried to lift anyway. Lying flat on a bench was impossible even without weight initially so I resorted to using an upright bench machine. Doing the reps wasn't painful but one or two days later I would have trouble breathing and couldn't lie down without heavy painkillers.
After about 3 weeks of zero improvement I finally gained a brain and ceased to train my chest ! Currently I lift regularly and can do everything fine except any chest exercise otherwise its a bit sore initially and within a day or two its painful to lie down again.
Would love some help !