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Old 04-07-2006, 09:05 AM   #1
Guy Crossland
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Deep inside my forearm near the bicep insertion is a nagging pain stopping me doing pull ups. the pain sometime radiates down my arm and I feel lke I have lost 25% of my strength in that arm. So Rest is the key I am sure but if I rest upper body for two weeks what will I lose in terms of strength and fitness. I am in a position where I need my strength on a daily basis!
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Old 04-07-2006, 10:20 AM   #2
Ben Kaminski
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Sounds like a pressure point, is it under the brachoradialis just below the elbow?
If you don't want to rest then do exercises that don't cause pain - one arm exercises, exercises that don't use the arm, etc.
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Old 04-07-2006, 11:30 AM   #3
Mike Yukish
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Oddly enough, I found having some elbow tendonitis improved my clean and snatch form. It nipped the early pull in the bud, reminding me in a direct manner when I was actually reverse curling the weight. When I used good form, there was little or no pain.
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Old 04-10-2006, 01:27 AM   #4
Christian Lemburg
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Massage your forearm and biceps, looking for hard lumps in the muscles that hurt when pressed on. Short, slow strokes, in one direction, for about a minute or so, several times a day. For forearm massage, use a tennis ball on the table to get more pressure without straining your hands and fingers. For the biceps, use the knuckles of the other side hand.

Good luck, and fast recovery,

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