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Old 09-26-2008, 11:55 PM   #5
Blair Robert Lowe
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Re: dislocated elbow

No idea what your current fitness levels are. Definitely need to go seek some form of medical advice from a pro.

1. You could have natural hyperextension in your elbows.

2. Possibly you do not have a lot of bent arm strength developed.

- Most kids when learning supports at first lack a lot of bent arm pull and push strength but considering they are 2-4x lighter than adults probably decreases their risk of a similar injury even if they do have freaky elbow syndrome.

3. You may have tried the L sit after exhausting the existing strength/power surrounding your elbow.


Weird. I went through your log and I would say general pull and push strength isn't the problem and call it # 1. If this is the case, you will always have to be careful about lockout since when you lockout your elbow is at a disadvantaged position. That you continued some pushups and rows is either a good sign or possibly detrimental.

If a doc can't find anything abnormal, just chalk it up to being a freak with freak elbows and being lucky and keep it in mind.

You might want to tackle L sits without turning the inside of the elbow forward. Have it face the side of your body as this will let your shoulder take a bit more of the work than the tricep

Last edited by Blair Robert Lowe : 09-27-2008 at 12:14 AM.
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