A little over two years ago, I completely ruptured my right pec tendon and had to have it surgically re-attached. I’m a lifetime drug-free lifter and the day that it happened, I wasn’t exactly “pushing it” - I was doing an upper-body workout and had, among other things, done some wide-grip incline benching. The pec tendon ruptured on the last set of incline flys.
Although I was approximately 170 pounds at the time and was doing the flys with 60 pound dumbbells, I had used that weight before and my form was perfect. Here’s my issue: I really have no idea why the tendon ruptured, and I’m concerned about it happening again. I still push myself very hard, but I’m always cautious given the gravity of the injury.
I’ve asked around and the only definitive answers I’ve been given are: (1) I simply have strong muscles and weak tendons; and (2) my diet could have had something to do with it (I was on less than 50 carbs a day for almost a year before the injury). If anyone has any thoughts on this issue, I’d appreciate the insight.