Earlier in the year I starting having problems with my elbow - very painful to flex the elbow with any resistance (even just picking up things, like a 2L water jug)
Chin ups were agony (I of course stopped doing them)
Fast forward to the present and after a few months of ART, and some acupuncture it’s much improved now - still not perfect, but I can at least complete a single chin up without pain.
Which brings me to my question. We’ve never clearly identified the cause of my problem.
Today I tried for a second chinup - I definitely had the strength to do it, but my elbow felt funny while in full hang. Hard to describe not quite pain, but a soon-to-be pain feeling.
This got me wondering - I’ve been doing chins with as full a hang as I can possibly get for a while now. Arms straight, shoulder blades high, basically letting my body sink as low as possible between reps.
Is it possible this was the cause? (hyperextending the elbow perhaps?) When Im back to 100% should I avoid full hang chins and aim for something close instead?