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Recovery from pec repair

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dalton5

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Dec 6, 2015
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Recently released after pec repair surgery. What's done to regain strength and mobility in shoulder??
 
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The other Snake

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Aug 19, 2016
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Are you done with PT? If so, slow and steady wins the race. Keep up with the stretching and start adding weight to the bar. If you were a wide grip bencher, rethink that and work on keeping your elbows in.

Everyone is different but I was back to my former bench in 2 years. That seems like a long time but give my age , extent of the injury and time away from the weights, it's a damn good comeback. I showed my PL meet to my surgeon and he cringed. I thanked him and went on my way.
 
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MAYO

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Sep 27, 2010
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Never attempted to peak again after my repair. Went up to 4 plates on flat bench and called it good; that took 2 years. I had a badass PT and she pushed me much harder than I would have pushed myself. She made me put 225 on a bar and press it 12 weeks post op to show me that it wouldn’t tear again....at least not easily, lol.

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The other Snake

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Well my best was 5lb shy of that mark so I'd say you did alright. I was never a great bencher for a guy in the 220's. I just needed something somewhat respectable to go with a decent Sq. & DL.

I heard the same thing from my OP but if you're like me, it's always in the back of your mind.
 
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