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Pec Strain


#1

I strained my right pec a couple of weeks ago rowing and playing table tennis on the same day. I haven't exercised for two weeks already. I don't feel any pain when I moved my right pec but it feels tender i.e. it doens't feel as strong as my left pec. I wonder if it is psychological. Do you think it is safe for me to start bench pressing again ?

teotjunk


#2

What does common sense tell you? You'll never know if it's psychological unless you actually do it. Hit the gym, do low intensity first maybe and you'll see. Just saying...


#3

How the hell did you strain your pec playing table tennis??

Do light weight first, work your way back to where you were.


#4

I think it was more like overuse due my myraid of activities, kickboxing, tennis, rowing. It just happened during playing table tennis


#5

Have you had any previous injuries including your pectoral, that may have triggered the strain?


#6

Nope. I have never injured my right pectoral. I had a slight strain on my left pectoral a couple of years ago before from trying to break a max on my bench but never on my right pec. I think this time around it is due a lot to the fact a lot of my activities involve only my right pec, tennis, table tennis and rowing on one side of the boat only


#7

really thats the only way to do it