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TVL
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Pec advice

Postby TVL » Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:36 pm

I'm slowly starting to feel that I have an issue with my left pec.

there's a definite slight imbalance along with some shoulder pain, but today whilst training it and getting a decent pump I felt about with it and it almost feels like there's no upper outter pec when compared to the opposite side.

the only conclusion I can think of is maybe it's a slight tear done years ago as i have had the pain in the region for years.

does that sound about right?

Inception
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Re: Pec advice

Postby Inception » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:54 am

I would look at your shoulders first.

I've tore my pec years back and have no pain from it these days, although the tear did contribute to my shoulder issues I'm sure of.

See a physio or sports therapist and see what they say about mobility etc in that region. My soulder problems were a combination of pec tear, stupid strongman a few years back and as shocking as this may sound, fallen arches. Yes the fallen arch in my left foot was causing pain in my right shoulder!

Like I said look at shoulder region as a whole...Also have you ever had a proper deep tissue massage in the area, could be a knot in the muscle?

TVL
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Re: Pec advice

Postby TVL » Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:30 am

I've had physio/sports massage and always felt a bit robbed, like they're going through the motions with no real knowledge of what's truly going on. maybe I need to pay a bit more for a specialist.

you're right it could be the shoulder, I'm noticeably more lose in my left where the problem is, and I don't mean in a good way, it's as though some muscles there aren't right. also the upper trap is noticeably smaller. well, if i scrutinise it haha.

it all comes down to priorities doesn't it and money!

Inception
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Re: Pec advice

Postby Inception » Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:44 pm

TVL wrote:I've had physio/sports massage and always felt a bit robbed, like they're going through the motions with no real knowledge of what's truly going on. maybe I need to pay a bit more for a specialist.

you're right it could be the shoulder, I'm noticeably more lose in my left where the problem is, and I don't mean in a good way, it's as though some muscles there aren't right. also the upper trap is noticeably smaller. well, if i scrutinise it haha.

it all comes down to priorities doesn't it and money!


How do your shoulders sit/look from the front.

Are they level, does one roll forward more than the other, and so on.

Massage, you need to find the biggest bloke witht he biggest hands,,,,I am either on the verge of tears or giggling when I have one (giggles is a wired response to pain i have?!?!)

TVL
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Re: Pec advice

Postby TVL » Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:42 pm

the one in question rolls forward slightly more but I've noticed both do more than they should, so have started doing all of my back work with a supinated grip which seems to be slowly helping.


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