My doctor has diagnosed me with golfers elbow in both elbows. Should I continue 5/3/1? Is it okay if I work around it and do different exercises or different variations that don’t irritate it and still try to run the program? When I barbell bench, I feel like my chest is weaker, or maybe my triceps are weaker - wide grip pull ups irritate it as well. I can get away with certain exercises luckily.
My doctor and physiotherapist said I can continue to lift, but just go lighter and do exercises that don’t piss off my elbows. I might try DB bench for a bit to see if a break from the barbell press will ease the pain a bit. Maybe I could drop certain main lifts in 5/3/1 that bother it, and continue with the others? Or should I just take it easy and forget 5/3/1 programming for now and do exercises that don’t bother it?
It’s such a pain in the ass to deal with because its holding me back. I’m too stubborn to sit on my ass and try to rest it. Lifting is such a stress/anxiety reliever for me, I need this in my life. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated guys! Thank you.