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Old 10-04-2007, 12:55 PM   #1
Joseph Lemos
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Active Rest?

I have been out for a week with distal biceps tendonitis, any flexing of the arm under load causes significant pain through the inside of my elbow. This is a problem I have ignored / worked around for several months, but it finally became unbearable after a session of weighted pull ups. I saw my doctor and am on rest, steroids, and anti-inflammatory meds (feel better already).

My question involves the next several weeks of working out while resting my bicep. I am interested in your opinions on 'active rest'. For example, if I can do 3 pull ups with zero pain, should I do the 3 pull ups, or wait until my 5 weeks are up?

Thanks.
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