- 08-03-2008, 07:29 PM
I searched for information on this issue, but the search function is cumbersome, and I couldn't find any help.
I'm a beginner. I've lifted on an off before, but never had any success. I had some success with bodyweight training in the past, but I'm hitting the weights really hard right now.
I've found great inspiration in pavel's power to the people... purchased a 300lb set of olympic weights... I've been working really hard, and making lots of progress on my lifts. I'm losing fat, and gaining muscle as only a newby can! Sweet! Just loving it!
I believe that I'd be making more progress, but I seem to be blowing out my forearms. For example, today I had a really awesome workout with super intensity, and focus... eyes closed and feeling my body.... I wished to close my workout with some curls... When I went to start the lift... my forearms were toast, and I just couldn't do it safely.
Should I just power through it? Should I do special forearm exercises? Should I use a wrapping of some sort.
Any advice would be GREATLY appreciated.
- 08-03-2008, 07:52 PM
Depends on what type of pain, where it is, if it hurts only when lifting or all the time. As a rule of thumb it is generally not good to work through most types of pain as it is an indicator that something is wrong.
- 08-03-2008, 07:54 PM
Is it your tendons or muscles?
Either way, back off the weights or rest your forearms for a bit
08-04-2008, 11:51 AM
It does feel like tendonitis... I've had that before in my elbows from surfing too much... in fact I have a tendency to get that fairly easy from surfing especially if I've recently lifted.
I have *****y little forarms.... there's some muscularity at the elbows, but by my wrists... it's basically bones with a skin wrapper... I can touch my thumb and pinky aroung the wrist.
The good news is that it seems to heal up pretty fast (1-2 days) so I'm ready to lift again... perhaps this is just my body's way of acheiving the right balance my lifting program. Thanks for the input.
08-04-2008, 01:54 PM
rest is good, also ice buckets after a workout. on off days you could soak in epsom salts and hot, hot water. get a small orbital sander and use it for a massage device.
08-04-2008, 03:04 PM
orbital sander as a massage device?
Brilliant!!!! Like guiness in bottles!
08-04-2008, 08:01 PM
08-04-2008, 08:51 PM
u should look into buying apt pro writs straps... they helped with my wrist pain (from the winny lol)
08-05-2008, 07:35 AM
super cissus rx really didn't do a whole lot for me... maybe I'll try it again.
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