[quote]Mr Stern wrote:
Everyone is quick to tell you how squats will destroy your back, knees or neck or whatever.
What no one ever tells you is how skull crushers and deep tricep movements are going to ruin your elbows.
Damn I fear that if i keep going at this rate i’ll have to give up tricep isolations forever.
even when doing light over head dumbbell extensions for sets of 15-20 it’s so painful
just ordered some neoprene sleeves
no this is not tennis elbow or golfers elbow. It’s deep where the tricep connects into your elbow.
and to make this more relevant to the bodybuilding section rather than rehab
bodybuilding movements that do not irritate your tricep tendonitis, but still seem very worth while when trying to get that sexy horse shoe?[/quote]
Just wondering if you have made any progress on your tricep tendinopathy. I’m wondering because these can be notoriously difficult to rehab.
Also has anyone tried doing skull crushers as a way to rehabilitate triceps tendinopathies. It may sound weird as that was probably what caused it in the first place but eccentrics have been found to be very effective in other tendionpathies.
I’ve read several articles describing that way of rehabbing. I fear trying it, though!
It’s been said that tendon repair takes 3 months minimum to heal (depending on severity)… which is the same amount of time the eccentrics therapy boasts taking! My guess is that the therapy doesn’t heal the tendon, rather it keeps the muscles strong and from wasting, while allowing the tendon to go through exercise that causes the least friction as it heals.
My 2 cents.