I just recently tore my left supraspinatus benching. Might need surgery (go to the doc next week) but I have been reading posts and articles trying to figure out what might have caused the injury and have come up empty. What I HAVE found is that possible reasons are: Weak serratus anterior,weak trapezius, weak rhomboids. However I have ruled out those reasons because:
- I have been training my overhead very heavy (for me 185x3x2 strict. Last workout before my injury, possibly the reason for it).Shouldnt that use alot of serratus anterior for support/stablization which would equal not a weakness? I posted the numbers because I believe I have an unusual overhead to bench ratio.
I have been working out with 245-265 range(I’m really a deadlifter with a weak bench) benching while also pressing heavy every week in this training cycle. The injury happened with lighter weight (225 on my way up).
2&3) I have been training my dead heavy for a while and have been doing a lot of back/trap work. Back work is strict chins and pulldowns twice a week, facepulls among other things.Wouldnt that cover mid traps and rhomboids?
I dont see how there is such an imbalance to cause injury. Is there something that I am missing that could cause it? Thanks go to anyone who has read this far into the post and has any insight.