Bench Press Post Pec Surgery

 

Andrew Thornton benching 72.5 kg for 6 reps.


Good effort after having torn his pec last year, getting surgery, and being told not to lift again.
 

It is a good example that with proper programming and executing lifts better you can come back and not only match, but surpass where you were before injury.
 

We have progressed to this point by working on improving his technique and by strengthening supporting structures.
 

This has taken about 12 weeks but we have only been using the bar for the previous 4 weeks. With more improvement in technique he will be in an even better position and lifting more weight safely.
 

This isn't something I learnt from a textbook, it comes from experience. I have torn a pec out of the insertion and two off the ribs. So I had to learn the hard way how to rehab myself. It is good to be able to help people prevent tearing a pec or in this case showing them how to get back to performing well in a much shorter time frame, more safely, and not wasting their time with a lot of bullshit.

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