Hi all, it's been a long time since I've posted something here! I've been making some nice steady back squat progress on a modified Rippetoes routine recently. My last session I did 139kg for 3 sets of 5 on back squats, and 2 days ago I was slated to squat 141kg for 3 sets of 5 (finally 3 plates somewhere!). I did 2 sets of 5 just fine, and had gotten through 4 reps on my last set.
On the descent during the 5th rep, I felt something almost tear, I could feel muscle on my quad moving and displacing and heard a rubbing sound through my thigh so I dropped the bar behind me. I was worried I had torn my quad but I could stand up and walk around after, but I am feeling pain when I bend my leg and put weight on it, walking is ok.
Would anyone with experience similar to mine be able to tell me what this is? A pulled muscle? A slight tear? One important piece of info might be that I had a knee sleeve on my left leg and a wrap on my right leg. They’re both the store bought walmart brand, I didn’t have a spare sleeve so I wrapped my other leg but I might’ve done it too tightly, might this be the culprit for what happened to my leg?
I really want to get back to training as soon as possible, but I also don’t want to rush through injury recovery either. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!