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    Pulled Muscle in Chest

    Hey guys, so I have recently pulled a muscle in my chest most likely due to over training it the last few weeks. It's somewhere between grade 1-2 it slightly hurts in day to day life when I turn the wrong way or stretch, nothing serious but anything chest related and I have uncomfortable pain.

    I was wondering if anyones had this happen and how long they took off from working out also if they took off every muscle group or just stopped doing chest for a period of time. I'm on my christmas break now and planned to focus on cardio while home regardless but I was interested in seeing if anyone had experience with this.

    Thanks

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    I have been over training for about 8 months now and no injurys... Next time try longer warm ups... That's what I did to ease some of my joint pain due to over training.

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    Take a week or 2 off and see what happens. I would still do any exercises that aren't affected by it. Legs and any back you can do for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RealLiveBear View Post
    Hey guys, so I have recently pulled a muscle in my chest most likely due to over training it the last few weeks. It's somewhere between grade 1-2 it slightly hurts in day to day life when I turn the wrong way or stretch, nothing serious but anything chest related and I have uncomfortable pain.

    I was wondering if anyones had this happen and how long they took off from working out also if they took off every muscle group or just stopped doing chest for a period of time. I'm on my christmas break now and planned to focus on cardio while home regardless but I was interested in seeing if anyone had experience with this.

    Thanks

    My left pectoral muscle hurt for a couple months. If it's torn, you're looking at a few months of recovery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ugottabjoshinme View Post
    Take a week or 2 off and see what happens. I would still do any exercises that aren't affected by it. Legs and any back you can do for sure.
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    I'd take 2 weeks off. And be easy on the other workouts during this time, certain ones indirectly can put a little strain on ur pecs
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    I had a pectoral injury for months a couple years back. I continued to train heavy like an idiot and it took a longer time to heal.

    Take a week or two off and start doing light intensity exercises and dynamic stretches. The key is to increase blood flow to the area to promote healing.

    Once you feel like you can start training with weights again, do not go heavy. Start with a low weight and progress from there week to week.

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