Weird pains when working out

Discussion in 'Fitness, Health & Nutrition' started by Braves4590, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. I've been working out regularly for about 2 months, and just yesterday I started getting a strange pain in my muscles. I was doing bench press at a weight of 115 lbs, which is usually a good weight for me. But yesterday and today I get this feeling like i'm JUST about to pull something in my arms. It feels like a tendon or something connecting my bicep to my chest, it just gets really hot and feels like it's gonna split open. It's frustrating because I know I can push my muscles further, but I have to stop because I don't want to hurt myself.

    I've been taking rest days because I know that muscles need a break in order to grow. And I stretch before working out too. Any ideas?
  2. Stretching isn't the only thing you have to do before a workout, you must warm up your muscles before you stretch. Go on a light jog or cycle, anything cardio-vascular will do the trick.

    If the pains still persist, see a physio - i don't think these sort of pains are normal.
  3. Yeah defintely sounds something a bit more serious then over working.
    Maybe if you haven't tried already, do a warm up set prior to your proper benching set. Say like doing 50 % of your 1RM for however many reps, to get the blood going.

    Is it the part around the top of the bicep/shoulder/pec area? Because I strained an area in my shoulder awhile back, and completely stopped me from doing anything with that arm for a few weeks. Couldn't pick up any weights and just in general feared I might hurt it more. I didn't consult any doctors, but it managed to heal effectively by itself.

    Best idea would be, to book an appointment with a physio like above poster said.

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