I was doing SLDL after squats last night when I felt pressure under my lowest rib on my left side front. The weight was fairly heavy. (7reps)
It did not feel too uncomfortable and I have felt it before when squatting, combined with the fact that I still felt I had a lot in me, I kept going.
On my second to last rep at the bottom, I felt a "pop" right in my rib area. I immediately let the weight down. It was not real painful but it got my attention. (no belt on FYI)
I skipped my last set of sldl and finished up with leg ext/curls and even threw in a few sets of hanging leg raises without pain.
If I push directly on the rib, it is quite tender. Also if I make twisting motions it is pretty sore. It also hurts if I bend over then lean to my left side.
The pain is not horrible but I will definetly taking it easy for a few days.
After doing a search, it seems several guys have experienced similar things, like when doing heavy leg presses. There was however little info on what it could have been?
Anyone else experience anything like this?
I dont think it is bad enough to go see a doc, but if it does not feel better in a few days or if it gets worse, I will definetly seek medical attention. Anyway, any ideas?.....pulled muscle...muscle / cartilage popping over a rib?
I have only been back in the gym for about 3 months and over this time I have felt this nagging pressure in this area several times. I think I my have pulled something because of a relatively weak supporting muscle, while my strength has come back up relatively fast. It was not a ton of weight, but I was using 325 for 7 and on my second set when it happened and I had just finished 4 sets of heavy squats.
It is directly under my lowest rib above my oblique and slightly to the front.