Getting asked advice at the gym from a guy way bigger/stronger than you is confusing.

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  1. ACLdestroyer

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    One of my bros that I lift with at the gym is 6'2" ~305. Jacked but really high bodyfat %.

    Anyways, he had a partial Pec tear/strain while flat benching 405 3 weeks ago. Today he asked if I thought he would be alright incline benching 315 easy for some reps. I was like :hs: why are you asking me. Im a skinny weak faggot :dunno:

    I figured out eventually that he is not very well read regarding injuries etc. So I just helped him decide that he should work light with an attentive spotter and feel it out from there. He ended up hitting 315 x 9 with solid form and feeling really good about it. I think he just wanted some verbal reassurance. Anyways, dude is really cool and I gotta say training with someone who is much much stronger than you is inspiring as shit.:bigthumb:
     
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    Pretty sure he didnt tear his pec if he's repping 315 on incline 3 weeks later
     
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    Ya I agree. Really gnarly bruising and shit all over his pec/front delt though. Super black and blue and like 1ft around.
     
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    weird, he definitely fucked something up then. I wouldn't be going near a bench after that but whatever.
     
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    I tried to tell him to take it slow but he really wanted to work it so I just spotted him and hoped for the best. Turned out that he was able to go moderately hard. I was surprised.
     
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