The Bench Press Comeback
The Bench Press Comeback
Tear after tear, I was seriously never benching again—it’s just not for me, blah blah blah, excuses, excuses. I had injured myself so many times, but I couldn’t let that stop me.
WATCH: Table Talk — Overcoming the Fear of Injury After Rehabilitation
WATCH: Table Talk — Overcoming the Fear of Injury After Rehabilitation
If you're scared of a weight, you're not going to be able to lift it, even if your body is strong enough. This can be a serious problem if you're coming back from injury.
Surviving a Pec Tear
Surviving a Pec Tear
Seven years ago while benching 500 pounds, I experienced a partial pec tear to the muscle belly near the attachment to the pec tendon. These are the techniques I used to recover and the exercises I perform to safeguard my pec from ever tearing again.
Sisyphus Stumbles
Sisyphus Stumbles
During the second double of a floor press training session, his pec tears. The bar crashes to the safety pins, inches above his face. For at least the twentieth time, the Collegiate Power Rack saves his ass.
Overhead Pressing for a Bigger and Safer Bench Press
Overhead Pressing for a Bigger and Safer Bench Press
After two pec tears, I needed to try something new. Not only did training the overhead press make my bench stronger, but it also solved all my pec injury problems.
16 Week 5thSet/Conjugate Mash Up
16 Week 5thSet/Conjugate Mash Up
Rather than explain, in great detail, when and how I think it would make sense for you to do this, I'm simply going to recount how I did it while coming back from a pec injury.
Heroically Overcoming the Villiany of Injury and Depression
Heroically Overcoming the Villiany of Injury and Depression
Super Zane snorts kryptonite like an ammonia inhalant and laughs in the face of rehabilitation.
Pec Tears and Strains
Pec Tears and Strains
I lived this nightmare for years after my pec tear.

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