Just recently I’ve had pretty severe pain on both my left and right pec where it attaches to the shoulder. I thought maybe it was from too much benching or flies, but in reality I dont do all that much. I do significantly more back work. So today after doing some pushups and feeling some moderate pain, I decided to just go do some lat pulldowns instead. Well, the pain was much worse after that. Then it hit me. I realized what I had been doing differently lately.
I’ve been using lighter weight and doing a full range of motion on the lat pulldown, completely extended arms and scapula, bringing it down to touch my chest. (Something I should have been doing from the beginning). So I guess my pecs were just really tight and are now being stretched, to the point of severe pain. It’s really putting a damper on my chest and shoulder workouts.
What do I do to get through this without injuring myself?