- 01-12-2006, 03:45 AM
What'sup everyone. Maybe some one could help me. Yesterday I was doing barbell curls with a weight i could manage for 10, when I got this pain in my left forearm (at the back of the forearm). It kind of feels like my lower arm is breakin!!! But this is the kicker it got much worst when I let the bar go.
Please help if you know what this is. I would really hate to halt my workouts because as of late my strength has been going up in every lift at every workout. With no aas help.
- 01-12-2006, 05:55 AM
Have you ever had shin splintz? This is basically the same thing, but in your forearms. Certain exercises give me these - straight bar curls, reverse grip curls especially.
I'd take a week off and relax. Use the EZ curl bar for all curls instead of straight bars, or better yet use dumbells. You could also increase rep range.
Many people who complain of this are guilty of relying too much on straps. Since I've cut back on straps (I use them only for shrugs and deads) I've eliminated any potential pain in this area.
- 01-12-2006, 07:21 AM
i had the same exact problem, my forearms would be killing me and right when i let go it would shoot pain right through my forearm that was twice as bad. for me it comes and goes sometimes its hurts sometimes it dosen't. like wedgylx said take a week off or so.
01-12-2006, 02:18 PM
This is because you are gripping the bar too tight. Try easing up your grip a little. What hurts is a tendon that runs down your arm. I had these same pains so I researched this.
You can do these things:
1. Strengthen your forearms (work them out). Many people neglect working out forearms because they figure lifting already puts enough stress on them as is.
2. Ease up your grip. Don't grip the bars/dumbells so tightly.
01-12-2006, 03:33 PM
yeah as above stated its usually ur grip...loosen up a bit and u should be fine...i actually had a chip in my bone and thought it was grip...2 weeks later it broke...it cold also be lactic buildup if ur doing supersets, dropsets etc.Originally Posted by xxtruxx1
01-17-2006, 12:08 AM
i have the same problem when i swap in barbell curls. i usually take a little time off- plus i like the variety.
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