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Why do I feel my chest burning when I bench press?

Why do I feel my chest burning when I bench press?

Probably muscle ache: A burning feeling in your chest while you lift weights is most likely caused by working the muscle which in turn releases Lactic Acid and causes a burning sensation. Other less likely possibilities include acid reflux (brought on by laying down) or heart pain (angina). Typical angina would be more of a crushing, heavy feeling + nausea + sweating + shortness of breath - but it's not all typical. ...Read more

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Bench press or dumbbell press for upper chest, which is better?

Bench press or dumbbell press for upper chest, which is better?

Both : Are good. Better may include which one you could perform in the correct way. ...Read more

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I have mild MVP with trivial MR. Everything else normal. Can I do weight training in gym like chest and shoulders weight exercises like bench press?

I have mild MVP with trivial MR. Everything else normal. Can I do weight training in gym like  chest and shoulders weight exercises like bench press?

Yes: With what you are describing (and I am assuming you are having no symptoms of chest pain, irregular heart beat, shortness of breath) then should be no problem. IF however you develop any of the above symptoms you need to stop the offending activity and see your cardiologist. Dr R ...Read more

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When I do a bench press i feel it works my arms and not my chest. Am i doing it right?

When I do a bench press i feel it works my arms and not my chest. Am i doing it right?

Don't know: Without seeing how you do the bench press it is not easy to answer your question. When properly done, the bench press should work your "pecs'/chest muscles. If you have a gym near you, see a trainer and let them educate you on how to work on your various muscle groups, etc. Good luck. ...Read more

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This happen last week i was bench press 160 pounds and couldn't do the last set. So rolled the bar down my chest and on my belly were i sat it for a second. Now my belly looks like its indention. ?

This happen last week i was bench press 160 pounds and couldn't do the last set. So rolled the bar down my chest and on my belly were i sat it for a second. Now my belly looks like its indention. ?

Pain: Have you had any pain or new symptoms associated with your belly? If the only problem you have right now is cosmetic, it is probably safe to give yourself time. The fact that it has been a week means it is unlikely you have done any serious damage. See your doctor if the problem persists. ...Read more

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Why don't i feel muscle contraction in my triceps and biceps when i bench press and only in chest?

Why don't i feel muscle contraction in my triceps and biceps when i bench press and only in chest?

Sounds like it: I'd have to see your form for sure, but it sure sounds like you're using improper form. You may not feel your chest a lot at lockout, but you should feel it when the bar is close to your chest. ...Read more

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Why does my chest feel pressed down every morning!?

Why does my chest feel pressed down every morning!?

Could be heart: Increasing the work of your heart by running increases the amount of blood the heart needs. If you have coronary artery blockages then your heart can't get enough bloodvandvhe result is angina pain. This can feel like pressure in the chest and may include difficulty breathing, pain into the jaw or down the left arm. Pain like this that doesn't go away with rest should prompt a trip to the er. ...Read more

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I feel pain when i press on my left chest. Any advice?

I feel pain when i press on my left chest. Any advice?

For how long? : There are many reasons for chest pain. If you are or your family have history of heart disease and Heart attack you need to seek medical attention quickly. If this is muscle ache like pain possibly not so serious. But difficult to give specific advise from a distance. ...Read more

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Pain in the right chest liike it was press and pinched what can cause of it.

Pain in the right chest liike it was press and pinched what can cause of it.

Many causes: Chest pain can be caused by a condition in the heart , lung , pleural , chest wall , stomach condition ( acid reflux , hiatal hernia ) . The nature of the pain should be studied in the context of underlying medical condition , age , precipitating and relieving factors and many more . At your age , the cause of pain is most likely musculoskeletal . However , i would advise you to consult with your pcp. ...Read more

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I have pain in my chest that comes and goes..I just had cardio cath and no issues...When i press on chest it hurts..Help?

I have  pain in my chest that comes and goes..I just had cardio cath and no issues...When i press on chest it hurts..Help?

See details: It is likely that you have a chest wall syndrome such as costochondritis or intercostal neuralgia. See a rheumatologist. Many doctors prescribe nsaids for this but these rarely work. Ask about a trial of gabapentin. ...Read more