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    forearm pain?


    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.

    STSW

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    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.
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    Is it your tendons or muscles?

    Either way, back off the weights or rest your forearms for a bit
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    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.

    Sonny
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    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.
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    orbital sander as a massage device?

    Brilliant!!!! Like guiness in bottles!
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    Quote Originally Posted by satyricon View Post
    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.
    Hot bath with epsom salts is heaven-sent for a sore body period.

    I have the achy forearm tendons as well - Ive ordered some SuperCissus which appears to be the holy grail for fixing these things
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    u should look into buying apt pro writs straps... they helped with my wrist pain (from the winny lol)
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    super cissus rx really didn't do a whole lot for me... maybe I'll try it again.

    STSW
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