Chest Pains, Strength Training Too Hard?

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    Oct 20, 2008 8:22 AM GMT
    Okay, here's the situation...

    I decided to change up my weight training routine this week (again).

    Yesterday I did 5 sets, 5 reps, max weight for legs and shoulders, totalling 125 reps, and also did about 400 crunches on the V-abs leg-lift machine. I pushed myself to the max on the weights.

    I then completed an hour of cardio, on the bike- while I played Mario Bros. on my Nintendo DS. icon_biggrin.gif

    As for the chest pains I am concerned about...

    Tonight I had intended to do 5 sets, 5 reps for back and biceps. But, after the first set of each I experienced some minor chest pains, more strained on the right side.

    Wanting to play it safe, I stopped lifting. I did some light cardio on the bike for an hour and called it a night.

    Any comments or suggestions?

    I want to be serious about stepping up my routines to a more intermediate level, as I am getting closer to my fitness goals. But, I do not want a serious injury either.

    Joe icon_twisted.gif
  • Mikeylikesit

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    Oct 20, 2008 4:42 PM GMT
    Sounds very similar to what I experienced......I thought it was my Heart, Went too all kinds of specailists. I was experiencing chest pains, Shortess of breath with exersize......I was finailly diagnosed with sport induced Asthma. I would have never thought it could be that serious.

    hope it helps. icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 20, 2008 8:51 PM GMT
    Hmmm, I hope it's not asthma. Maybe I just over-worked myself the day before (?)

    I'm not going to go to the health clinic unless the issue persists. In the meantime I guess I will take a few days off the weight-training and pump up the light cardio...

    I dunno.

    Thanks for the comment,

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    Nov 06, 2008 9:10 PM GMT
    Sometimes when you work out you can aggravate the muscles that connect the ribs to the sturnum. What also may be happenning is your ribs aren't moving and you either need a massage or a chiropractor.