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Why Do Pec Tears Happen?

Pec injuries have become more and more popular over the past few years. Sports like Crossfit, MMA, football, and bodybuilding are the main sources of pec injuries. Pec tears can be extremely devastating injuries that can really setback your progress. The leading cause of pec tears/injuries is the flat bench press. The question is why do pec tears happen? Is …

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Did I Tear My Pec Muscle?

Pec tears can be a traumatic injury that can really setback your lifting progress. Pec tears are extremely rare, but do happen. The Pectoralis Major muscle usually tears or ruptures during movements such as the bench press. This is the most common mechanism for a pec tear, but they can also occur during other movements. Pectoralis tears have been becoming …

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Why Does My Wrist Hurt During Shoulder Press?

Wrist pain can be quite debilitating for those who enjoy lifting weights. Especially for exercises such as the shoulder press, bench press, and push-ups. These are some of the best fundamental exercises to build an impressive upper-body. So do not let your wrist pain prevent you from performing these exercises in the gym. Wrist pain is one of the most …

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Why Is My Deadlift Getting Weaker?

I don’t know how many times I’ve had people ask me why their deadlift seemed to be getting weaker. People will be deadlifting for months, even years, making significant gains with new PR’s (personal records), and then BAM you can no longer hit the weight you were hitting just a week ago. What happened? How can you automatically become weaker …

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Why Does My Ankle Hurt During Calf Raises?

People often find themselves doing tons of calf raises to bring up their lacking calf muscles, but overtime this can take a toll on the ankle joint/muscles. The ankle joint is underrated in my opinion, and it receives way less attention compared to other joints like your knee or shoulder. People often wear knee braces or massage/stretch their shoulders, but …

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Why Does My Shoulder Pop When I Bench Press?

I wanted to discuss this common compliant I hear from people at the gym all the time. People often ask me why their shoulder pops/cracks while bench pressing or overhead pressing. Although it may not be associated with pain, it can be quite frustrating and may have an impact on how much force you can generate on the bench press. …