CrossFit Discussion Board  

Go Back   CrossFit Discussion Board > In Sickness and In Health > Injuries
CrossFit Home Forum Site Rules CrossFit FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Injuries Chronic & Acute

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-11-2006, 08:51 AM   #1
Gary Wetherholt
Member Gary Wetherholt is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Aurora  IL
Posts: 16
My elbow pain has become so excruciating that I'm forced take a hiatus from any type of pullups. I'm soliciting any suggestions for exercises I might use as replacement for the pullups in the WOD. I was contemplating Burpee's or hand stand push-ups.................
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2006, 06:46 AM   #2
Chris Kemp
Affiliate Chris Kemp is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Chester-Le-Street  North East England
Posts: 837
Gary, is elbow flexion totally out of bounds , including reduced load alternatives to pull-ups (jumping, ring rows etc)? If so then I guess you should pick exercises that will maintain or amplify the intention of the WOD.

For example, Cindy is largely about muscular endurance and met-con so a burpee sub 1:1 for pull-ups would certainly emphasise that. HSPU on the other hand would probably slow it down especially when combined with press-ups.

For Friday's push-press/ pull-up fest maybe heavy db swings would work. Different muscle focus but similar cycle time, effort level along with a grip training effect.

Just some random thoughts. Hope this gives you some ideas.

Cheers, kempie
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2006, 07:18 PM   #3
Peter Howarth
Member Peter Howarth is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Auckland City  Auckland
Posts: 68
Gary.Handstand Pushups are push exercises and you need to sub Pullups with another pulling exercise such as cleans or deadlifts.Rows are a good alternative.Varying the grip to neutral may be enough to negate the elbow pain enough to continue working out.Resting the elbow and massage treatment will help for long term.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2006, 10:55 AM   #4
Rob McBee
Affiliate Rob McBee is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Portland  OR
Posts: 397
I had the same problem last year Gary. Rest until the pain goes away and don't do anything that is causing the pain. I know this sounds hard to do but the tendons need a chance to heal. Ice it every chance you get and look into making your diet as anti-inflammatory as possible. Work back into exercise slowly. I bought some jumpstretch bands for pullups. Warmup very well and stretch after training.

Don't get frustrated and focus on the things you can still do. Great time to work on stuff like one-legged squats, core strength, flexibility, speed, etc...

Good luck
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2006, 09:55 PM   #5
Jibreel Freeland
Member Jibreel Freeland is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Seattle  WA
Posts: 548
Same problem here recently. IMO hands supinated chins push the envelope of natural elbow ROM, as I notice that I have more crepitus in my elbows during them.

Lately I have began eschewing pull ups from a bar altogether, both pronated and supinated, in favor of tree branch pull ups, usually alternating grip, but all types of grips. Utilizing the variety of different branch shapes and surface types for what I feel is a less uniform and more effective workout.

IMO doing pups off of a variety of different apparatus not only prevents injury more effectively, but also diminishes the tendency for the muscles to grow adapted to subtle uniformity, targeting them at various angles.
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Elbow pain (golfers elbow??) Sean Peters Injuries 8 05-15-2013 06:16 AM
Elbow pain Cal Jones Injuries 6 05-06-2007 08:42 AM
Pullups and elbow pain Kevin McKay Injuries 10 03-27-2006 12:26 PM
Elbow Pain Gary Wetherholt Injuries 12 02-05-2006 11:26 AM
Elbow pain Jared Renfroe Injuries 3 03-23-2005 02:04 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:49 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
CrossFit is a registered trademark of CrossFit Inc.