Bodybuilding.com Information Motivation Supplementation
in:

    The World’s #1 Bodybuilding And Fitness Forum - Save Up To 50% Off Retail Prices In Our Bodybuilding.com Store!

Reply
Results 1 to 19 of 19
  1. #1
    Registered User marko916's Avatar
    Join Date: Nov 2006
    Location: United States
    Age: 23
    Stats: 5'11", 185 lbs
    Posts: 259
    BodyPoints: 260
    Rep Power: 38
    marko916 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) marko916 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) marko916 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) marko916 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) marko916 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) marko916 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) marko916 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) marko916 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) marko916 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) marko916 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) marko916 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000)
    Visit marko916's BodySpace
    marko916 is offline

    Cracking in Chest Area

    I stretched my chest today with my arms outstretched horizontally and I heard a cracking or popping kind of noise. the kind you hear when you crack your knuckles. The only thing is is that it came directly from the center of the chest where the sternum is located (in between my pecs). I have had chest pain from getting hit in that area for about 2 weeks now and it has gotten better. I don't recall ever hearing this sound from the chest area.

    Just wondering if you guys are willing to try the same thing i did so I can find out if this is normal.


    What to do:
    1 Sit or stand with a straight back
    2 slowly start arching your back a little bit towards the back and outstretch your arms so that you feel a stretch in the inner chest area.
    3 Listen for a cracking sound that's origin is from the inner chest area
    4 Leave your truthful response if you did or did not hear a cracking/popping sound.

    Thanks for your replies. I just want to figure out if my chest might be slightly fractured.
    Certified Forum Old Timer
    Reply With Quote

  2. #2
    Registered User Koncept's Avatar
    Join Date: Jul 2004
    Location: Centerville, Georgia, United States
    Age: 32
    Stats: 5'10", 232 lbs
    Posts: 338
    BodyPoints: 1945
    Rep Power: 11
    Koncept is a jewel in the rough. (+500) Koncept is a jewel in the rough. (+500) Koncept is a jewel in the rough. (+500) Koncept is a jewel in the rough. (+500) Koncept is a jewel in the rough. (+500) Koncept is a jewel in the rough. (+500) Koncept is a jewel in the rough. (+500)
    Visit Koncept's BodySpace
    Koncept is offline
    Yeah man that's no problem I've had that sound for years. Some days if I stretch it cracks more than others
    Reply With Quote

  3. #3
    Support our Troops Armbender's Avatar
    Join Date: Jan 2006
    Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Age: 34
    Stats: 5'6", 138 lbs
    Posts: 4,124
    BodyPoints: 14044
    Rep Power: 10680
    Armbender has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Armbender has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Armbender has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Armbender has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Armbender has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Armbender has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Armbender has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Armbender has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Armbender has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Armbender has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Armbender has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit Armbender's BodySpace
    Armbender is offline
    mine does it constantly everyday...
    USPlabs Sponsored Athlete
    http://usplabsdirect.com/

    In order to win...you must first learn how to lose...

    C.O.C. Grippers #1 - CLOSED
    C.O.C. Grippers #2 - CLOSED

    My Training Journal -
    http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=110517591
    Reply With Quote

  4. #4
    Registered User Wizzly's Avatar
    Join Date: Jul 2008
    Location: Ontario, Canada
    Age: 29
    Stats: 5'10", 210 lbs
    Posts: 89
    Rep Power: 27
    Wizzly has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Wizzly has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Wizzly has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Wizzly has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Wizzly has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Wizzly has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Wizzly has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Wizzly has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Wizzly has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Wizzly has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Wizzly has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000)
    Visit Wizzly's BodySpace
    Wizzly is offline
    I get that too. I told my friends about it and they were disturbed. I sometimes even put my fingers in between my chest and I can make it crack. Its pretty bad but i think its harmless....hopefully
    Reply With Quote

  5. #5
    finally back at it DaBurg3r's Avatar
    Join Date: Jun 2008
    Age: 31
    Stats: 5'8", 207 lbs
    Posts: 4,828
    Rep Power: 2799
    DaBurg3r has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) DaBurg3r has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) DaBurg3r has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) DaBurg3r has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) DaBurg3r has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) DaBurg3r has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) DaBurg3r has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) DaBurg3r has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) DaBurg3r has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) DaBurg3r has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) DaBurg3r has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit DaBurg3r's BodySpace
    DaBurg3r is offline
    Yeah I got hit hard in the chest when I was a kid and mine has been doing it ever since, it doesn't cause me pain I just don't like it because there aren't any joints there.
    Tie your shoes = ready for anything

    Too Tough To Die
    Reply With Quote

  6. #6
    Registered User HALON's Avatar
    Join Date: Mar 2007
    Location: Australia
    Age: 24
    Stats: 5'8", 145 lbs
    Posts: 628
    BodyPoints: 1407
    Rep Power: 92
    HALON has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) HALON has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) HALON has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) HALON has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) HALON has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) HALON has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) HALON has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) HALON has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) HALON has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) HALON has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) HALON has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000)
    Visit HALON's BodySpace
    HALON is offline
    Originally Posted by marko916 View Post
    I stretched my chest today with my arms outstretched horizontally and I heard a cracking or popping kind of noise. the kind you hear when you crack your knuckles. The only thing is is that it came directly from the center of the chest where the sternum is located (in between my pecs). I have had chest pain from getting hit in that area for about 2 weeks now and it has gotten better. I don't recall ever hearing this sound from the chest area.

    Just wondering if you guys are willing to try the same thing i did so I can find out if this is normal.


    What to do:
    1 Sit or stand with a straight back
    2 slowly start arching your back a little bit towards the back and outstretch your arms so that you feel a stretch in the inner chest area.
    3 Listen for a cracking sound that's origin is from the inner chest area
    4 Leave your truthful response if you did or did not hear a cracking/popping sound.

    Thanks for your replies. I just want to figure out if my chest might be slightly fractured.

    My friend actaully got that from heavy benching. He would always hear crack when stretching.

    I always thought it has to do with the cartilage in the chest that joins the ribs.
    "In AUSTRALIA
    Each year there are 470 000 adverse events, 18 000 deaths, and 50 000 permanent disabilities arising from medical error and negligence each year. This is four times higher compared to the USA." (Second oppinion, GERMOV quote, page 293)

    353 fatal car crashes were recorded on Australian roads in 2008 (RTA, 2008). You are 50 TIMES more likely to die from medical negligence from a DOCTOR compared to being fatally injured in a car crash and they say driving is dangerous.
    Reply With Quote

  7. #7
    Registered User tfd6412's Avatar
    Join Date: Mar 2008
    Posts: 9
    Rep Power: 0
    tfd6412 is on a distinguished road. (+10)
    Visit tfd6412's BodySpace
    tfd6412 is offline
    Mine does it too. When I'm arching myback or pulling my shoulders back as if I'm sticking my chest out. It just kinda started one day and I have no idea what did it. Could be the fact that I'm 31 and now hearing all sorts of different clicks, pops, and whistles throughout my body. LOL
    Reply With Quote

  8. #8
    Registered User user845611014897's Avatar
    Join Date: Nov 2007
    Location: United States
    Stats: 5'9", 130 lbs
    Posts: 31
    BodyPoints: 10
    Rep Power: 0
    user845611014897 is on a distinguished road. (+10)
    Visit user845611014897's BodySpace
    user845611014897 is offline
    Originally Posted by tfd6412 View Post
    Mine does it too. When I'm arching myback or pulling my shoulders back as if I'm sticking my chest out. It just kinda started one day and I have no idea what did it. Could be the fact that I'm 31 and now hearing all sorts of different clicks, pops, and whistles throughout my body. LOL
    ya i get it were it feels like im getting pierced in the heart and then it pops idk man
    Reply With Quote

  9. #9
    I sleep with my fan on... nekkidbear's Avatar
    Join Date: Nov 2004
    Location: Mount Pleasant, Michigan, United States
    Age: 27
    Stats: 5'9", 200 lbs
    Posts: 11,373
    BodyPoints: 10139
    Rep Power: 15073
    nekkidbear has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) nekkidbear has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) nekkidbear has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) nekkidbear has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) nekkidbear has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) nekkidbear has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) nekkidbear has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) nekkidbear has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) nekkidbear has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) nekkidbear has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) nekkidbear has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit nekkidbear's BodySpace
    nekkidbear is offline
    Happens to me too. Started up after getting head butted in the chest a few years ago by my best friend. Hurt for a month after or so and from then on... it pops.
    ErgoBlasting my way to a bigger total!
    http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=163401341&p=1276666731&posted=1&styleid=63#post1276666731
    Reply With Quote

  10. #10
    Registered User MillenniumTiger's Avatar
    Join Date: Nov 2006
    Age: 25
    Stats: 6'4", 250 lbs
    Posts: 247
    BodyPoints: 137
    Rep Power: 69
    MillenniumTiger has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) MillenniumTiger has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) MillenniumTiger has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) MillenniumTiger has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) MillenniumTiger has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) MillenniumTiger has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) MillenniumTiger has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) MillenniumTiger has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) MillenniumTiger has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) MillenniumTiger has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) MillenniumTiger has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000)
    Visit MillenniumTiger's BodySpace
    MillenniumTiger is offline
    Yea I have it as well....prolly from football or something since a lot of people say that have it from some sort of blunt force.

    But yea...stretch out the arms, extend the trunk, lean back, and pop. I don't have any pain with it though. Mine's more of a relief.
    Universal Log (Stak, Pump, Flex, Cuts)
    http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=131839303
    Reply With Quote

  11. #11
    Registered User Realbeast's Avatar
    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
    Age: 42
    Stats: 5'11", 225 lbs
    Posts: 3
    Rep Power: 0
    Realbeast is on a distinguished road. (+10)
    Visit Realbeast's BodySpace
    Realbeast is offline

    Thumbs up Chest Trauma

    I was in the military, and working out in the gym without a spotter. Had alot of weight on the bar, during a bench press and u can pretty much get the picture from there what came next. Anyway, I suffered a fractured sternum, and even though I healed up later, for years afterwards everytime I would stretch any part of my upper body my chest would make that popping noise. At first it hurt a little, but gradually it got better. What I started doing after a few years of going through this, was trying to make my chest pop on purpose, just to get that good stretch, and get that pop out of the way. Needless to say, it did get better and now my chest doesn't pop anymore. So if are experiencing this sensation, try popping your chest on a regular basis with a good stretch, and eventually it will probably go away!
    Reply With Quote

  12. #12
    Registered User Need2fly's Avatar
    Join Date: May 2008
    Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Age: 29
    Stats: 5'7", 175 lbs
    Posts: 239
    Rep Power: 42
    Need2fly has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Need2fly has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Need2fly has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Need2fly has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Need2fly has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Need2fly has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Need2fly has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Need2fly has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Need2fly has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Need2fly has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Need2fly has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000)
    Visit Need2fly's BodySpace
    Need2fly is offline
    i get it when i destory my chest on heavy sets
    __________________________
    "Do, or do not. There is no 'try.'"
    Reply With Quote

  13. #13
    Registered User Dr Clay's Avatar
    Join Date: Nov 2006
    Location: Danville, California, United States
    Age: 41
    Posts: 1,938
    BodyPoints: 8594
    Rep Power: 418
    Dr Clay has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Dr Clay has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Dr Clay has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Dr Clay has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Dr Clay has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Dr Clay has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Dr Clay has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Dr Clay has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Dr Clay has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Dr Clay has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Dr Clay has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000)
    Visit Dr Clay's BodySpace
    Dr Clay is offline
    This noise is very similar in nature to popping your knuckles, but it occurs in the sternocostal joint (where the ribs and sternum connect).

    Though it's not really a problem, it typically occurs when one or more of the ribs are subluxated and not articulating with the vertebrae perfectly.

    My experience is that is can be remedied (about 99% of the time) with chiropractic adjustments to the appropriate (subluxated) ribs and vertebrae.

    If you can't get to a chiropractor (though I'd really recommend it), try rolling on a foam roller on a regular basis. That's the next best thing to getting your thoracic spine adjusted.

    Best,
    Dr Clay Hyght, DC, CSCS, CISSN
    www.DrClay.com

    www.Labrada.com

    Labrada Nutrition: "The Most Trusted Name in Sports Nutrition!"

    The above is for informational purposes only and is not meant to be used as medical advice. Always consult your doctor prior to beginning any new diet, supplementation, or exercise program.
    Reply With Quote

  14. #14
    finally back at it DaBurg3r's Avatar
    Join Date: Jun 2008
    Age: 31
    Stats: 5'8", 207 lbs
    Posts: 4,828
    Rep Power: 2799
    DaBurg3r has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) DaBurg3r has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) DaBurg3r has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) DaBurg3r has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) DaBurg3r has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) DaBurg3r has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) DaBurg3r has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) DaBurg3r has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) DaBurg3r has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) DaBurg3r has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) DaBurg3r has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit DaBurg3r's BodySpace
    DaBurg3r is offline
    Originally Posted by Dr Clay View Post
    This noise is very similar in nature to popping your knuckles, but it occurs in the sternocostal joint (where the ribs and sternum connect).

    Though it's not really a problem, it typically occurs when one or more of the ribs are subluxated and not articulating with the vertebrae perfectly.

    My experience is that is can be remedied (about 99% of the time) with chiropractic adjustments to the appropriate (subluxated) ribs and vertebrae.

    If you can't get to a chiropractor (though I'd really recommend it), try rolling on a foam roller on a regular basis. That's the next best thing to getting your thoracic spine adjusted.

    Best,
    There's a joint in that part of the body, that's incredible
    Tie your shoes = ready for anything

    Too Tough To Die
    Reply With Quote

  15. #15
    Looking for Moderate Gain JasonLane's Avatar
    Join Date: Dec 2008
    Age: 30
    Posts: 6
    Rep Power: 0
    JasonLane is on a distinguished road. (+10)
    JasonLane is offline
    Originally Posted by DaBurg3r View Post
    There's a joint in that part of the body, that's incredible
    That's why I'm saying.

    Mine pops every once in a while as well. During workouts. Never hurts.
    █▓▒░ My Personal Site: WellHungarian.com - Underwear for Well Hung Men. ░▒▓█
    Reply With Quote

  16. #16
    Registered User MaverickSeeD7's Avatar
    Join Date: Mar 2010
    Age: 24
    Posts: 1
    Rep Power: 0
    MaverickSeeD7 is on a distinguished road. (+10)
    MaverickSeeD7 is offline

    Help!?@

    Hey man i have a question. I was boxing and got hit in the chest on the left side, at first i was cool, but later, i had a sharp pain when i would breath and would hear a poping or cracking in my chest. Its been like a week now and it hurts like mad, does anyone know any information about how to fix this?!?!
    Reply With Quote

  17. #17
    Registered User KCB95's Avatar
    Join Date: May 2013
    Age: 19
    Stats: 5'8", 150 lbs
    Posts: 1
    Rep Power: 0
    KCB95 is on a distinguished road. (+10)
    Visit KCB95's BodySpace
    KCB95 is offline
    I can do the exact same thing, even in class when my back is feeling sore and i decide to lean back and stretch out, the center of my chest ends up cracking.
    Recently however if it does not crack when i stretch back , on my way back to my regular posture it starts to hurt a LOT and lately it has been hurting but more to the left side of where the cracking occurs, I am not sure whether it is bone or muscle thats causing this problem but i rub the painful area and it feels like the muscle is sore but at the same time how can that be the case if there is cracking linked with my back and my chest.

    Really worried about this, anyone know anything regarding this problem? thanks
    Reply With Quote

  18. #18
    Registered User mukund92's Avatar
    Join Date: Jan 2013
    Stats: 1'7", 174 lbs
    Posts: 1
    Rep Power: 0
    mukund92 is on a distinguished road. (+10)
    Visit mukund92's BodySpace
    mukund92 is offline

    Question pain in cracking

    as i lean back and stretch my chest it pops, its been happening since last two weeks, i thought it was normal. but since yesterday after the popping when i return to normal position it hurt a lot and even when i stretch my back.

    please help. suggest what i should do?
    Reply With Quote

  19. #19
    Registered User Russ2485's Avatar
    Join Date: Aug 2012
    Location: United States
    Age: 22
    Stats: 6'0", 182 lbs
    Posts: 69
    Rep Power: 252
    Russ2485 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Russ2485 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Russ2485 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Russ2485 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Russ2485 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Russ2485 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Russ2485 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Russ2485 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Russ2485 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Russ2485 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Russ2485 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000)
    Visit Russ2485's BodySpace
    Russ2485 is offline
    Originally Posted by mukund92 View Post
    as i lean back and stretch my chest it pops, its been happening since last two weeks, i thought it was normal. but since yesterday after the popping when i return to normal position it hurt a lot and even when i stretch my back.

    please help. suggest what i should do?
    Same exact thing happens to me mane anyone any ideas?
    Do it for you
    Reply With Quote

Reply

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Home Store Products Careers Help Contact Us Terms of Use Checkout