I'm probably going to start training to do an iron cross soon, but before I started, I wanted to ask a couple of questions.
I've heard of people having elbow soreness from doing an Iron Cross with straight/locked arms. It's my understanding that this is correct form. Does this damage the elbow and the tendons/ligaments around it? Or is it simply a matter of them strengthening to accomodate the load?
I'm 17, and would like to be able to use my arms with little pain when I'm 60. I'm not going to be competing, so I could care less about the correctness of the movement, but I want to get the strength benefits without having to worry about damaging my elbow joints. Would doing this with my arms slightly bent be a better option?