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Old 07-12-2006, 01:00 PM   #1
Jeremie de Sousa
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i normally do heavy pull ups, no problem, but 5 days ago i experienced serious pains in my right elbow, on the inner side.
if you press on it it pains terribly.

is it tendonitis?
right now i can't even bent my arm.
every morning i get up i nearly faint,5min later everything seems to be normal.

it really sucks beacause i get on so well with my pull ups.
i guess i should rest 1 or 2 weeks, but it is so goddamn hard, i am an extremely unpatient person.
i need to work out.
what can i do?

could i do just dips and push ups instead.. i wish i could do that,
i would rest with the pull up thing, but to rest 100% ! no way!


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Old 07-12-2006, 04:49 PM   #2
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Jeremie
there have been some good posts on this.

see a doc.
rest.
Cease pull ups...mine would also hurt when doing dips (or at least dips seriously prolonged the healing process).
Some time the problem is from wrist flexion, hand squeezing, sometimes elbow flexion, often times it is a weak pronator...but like I said see a doctor and get a real diagnosis.

good luck.
ps-try contrast baths while resting...ice cold water in sink 1, luke warm water in sink or tup 2...alternate between the two for 10-15 minutes.
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Old 07-13-2006, 07:29 AM   #3
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Also try these:

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Old 07-13-2006, 03:02 PM   #4
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I had some really bad elbow stuff after over doing grease the groove and was really upset to need to stop after making some progress. I heard that rings are good because they allow the ands to turn and put less tress on the elbow. My experience with this was really good and was able to keep training slight reduced level of intensity (body rows or less pullups) but still train.

Hope that helps.
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Old 07-13-2006, 04:27 PM   #5
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i noticed a similar pain today working on handstands and HSPUs. Right elbow inside on the bone. hurt enough to stop doing handstands but no issues now. has anyone had similar pain and figured out what it is?
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Old 07-14-2006, 05:45 AM   #6
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Its tendonitis. Most of the large muscles that control the hand connect up in the forearm and the added strain placed on them from the increased demands of GTG or handstands, pullups, KB's etc. cause some inflammation while the body acclamates to the new level of activity.
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Old 07-14-2006, 11:37 AM   #7
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what can we do? rest?
the doc told me to rest at least 4 weeks!!
i can't believe this!
i'm currently making progress concerning heavy pull ups and i got to rest!
oh no!
all the hard work will be gone within 4 weeks-

the news really depressed me a lot, because i worked really hard i was tired all the time,i had to work to study and work out,
all this just because of some stupid tendons!!

do i have to stop my planch training as well
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Old 07-14-2006, 12:57 PM   #8
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What do you mean by heavy pull-ups? Weighted or large volume of pull-ups? Tendons are what connect your muscle to the bone so they are not just stupid little annoying nothings, they are an integral part of your muscloskeletal system, and if they are injured then you are no longer in the fitness or even wellness range of the continuum you are into the sickness. Yes I would absolutly stop your planche training that is probably where you developed the tendonitits. That is a huge strain on your connective tissue especially if you have not properly progressed towards it.
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Old 07-14-2006, 02:07 PM   #9
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so rest is the best bet for this? is there any kind of active rest that will get the same benefit but keep us training?
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Old 07-14-2006, 02:11 PM   #10
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high reps (>25)
and with weights

yeah, the planch training was quite strenuous.
always felt some kind of pains in my elbows, that was a few weeks ago.

do you think i will lose all my power?
will it come back or do i have to build it up all again?

i will try to be "clever" and rest 14 days, then i'll see what could be done or not!

well, i guess i could work on my 26 miles run..

thx!
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