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Biceps Tendonitis and Deadlifting


#1

CT, I wonder if you could help me...I have picked up an injury in my distal biceps tendon (probably tendonitis I think). I cannot do rows or pull ups without pain but deadlifts do not cause any pain so I have continued to do them using your layering concepts. I have had good results, however, my biceps tendon is not recovering as I hoped, even though I am doing rehad exercsies, iceing and massaging etc.

I deadlift overhand with straps. Do you think deadlifting heavy could be preventing recovery of the tendon or would the straps be eliminating most of the stress on the tendon as I had hoped?

I also do shoulder press and bench variations from pins and some assistance exercises (but none that cause pain)

Any feedback would be very much appreciated


#2

I’ll be honest injuries are not my area of expertise. Can the deadlift limit your recovery? Possible, and so does the pressing which puts the biceps in a stretched position at the bottom of the lift. Normally if an exercises doesn’t hurt it should make things worse, but they could potentially slow down the recovery process.


#3

Ok, thanks very much for your response CT. Maybe I need to take a month where I only train lower body movements with no upperbody involvement. Although this doesn’t sound too appealing!

Thanks for your fast response CT, I really value your input