Originally Posted by 911
I was wondering if you think your fascia stretching played roll in your injury? Could it have contributed in any way to a possible weakness in the muscle you were previously unaware of? :33:
No, a muscle tear is from a hard contraction, not fascia stretch. I also don't believe that had anything to do with it either because I've been doing the loaded stretches for over a year without incident. I do see your line of thinking.
I am almost 100% certain that it was the superdrol that was the underlining factor. If anyone considers using SD, I recommend that they stay away from high risk exercises like the flat bench, and also to keep your same progression in weights...(ie. don't make big jumps in weight).
In other news, I went to the doctor's the other day and he wasn't especially helpful. He took a quick look at it and said that it was a light tear where the tendon turns into muscle..Kinda like saying the grey area in between black (tendon) and white (muscle).. He specifically said that I can resume weight lifting, but to exclude any chest pressing so it can heal. He also said to start stretching it out once a day so there won't be a lot of scar tissue.
I wish I could've got an mri done, but he said it wasn't that bad of an injury..I was lucky. He said that the bruising will last for a few months more, but within 2-3 months max I'll be good to go to start building back up my chest.