Well, I've been out of the gym since september 1st, and it's starting to get to me. I was doing chest that day, and i had barely stretched. I started off with flat barbell bench. 135x10, 185x10, 225x8. The whole time i felt like the area between my chest and shoulder was tight and stiff (because it was not streched and probably overworked). Then i decide to jump to 275, and on the 3rd rep, as i was going down, i couldve sworn i heard a ripping sound, even though my spotter didnt hear it. However, i felt like my pec muscle was pulling away from my shoulder...if that makes any sense. Weirdly enough, i put up the bar back on the rack...
As soon as i got up, i felt a dull pain in that general area, and i left the gym. There was no bruising or swelling of the area, but i iced it for 2 days anyways. A few days after i tried doing a push up and it was literally impossible because of the sharp pain in the tendon between the pec and shoulder. It is now the 18th, and i can do 1 push up, but i still feel a small pain in that area, not as bad though.
I don't think i tore anything, but i may have strained or pulled that muscle/tendon. How much longer do i have to wait before i can train my chest (lightly)? Is there anything i can do to speed up the process?