So my weights on the incline bench are finally starting to get decent. I did incline last Thursday and on my top set I felt an unusual pull in the outer part of the middle of chest. I can’t really think of a good way to describe it other than an slightly painful stabbing pain.
It shouldn’t be anything major because there was no inflammation or pain/soreness noticeable in the area the next day and this Monday I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to do flat bench but was still able to set a PR and had almost no pain.
I’m wondering if it has anything to do with the rapid increase in strength I’ve seen in the past few weeks and my connective tissue needing to catch up (Flat from 235x5 to 255x5 and Incline 205x5 to 230x5 in 4 weeks).
Also, now that I think about it, I’m definitely not stretching my chest as much as I should. I figure I should just start focusing more on stretching and go lighter on incline for a bit, which annoys the hell out of me considering my bench press has never progressed so rapidly.
Anyone else have experience with this??