[quote]Christian Thibaudeau wrote:
CT, did you also solve the mobility issues with your shoulders? We discussed this briefly after I pointed out that you were not pressing directly overhead but rather up and infront of your face. Maybe you remember, this was around a year ago. Hope all is well with you.[/quote]
Actually the problem with that was the same as what originally caused the elbow issue…
The elbow issue is in the inner crook of the elbow. So I originally thought that the pronators were tight.
Then I realised that it wasn’t the root of the problem, but only the symptom. Then I thought that my suppinators were tight, which caused the pronators to work extra hard when getting into a front rack position.
That wasn’t the problem.
I finally found that the real issue was that the long head of the triceps was REALLY jammed. This caused inner elbow stress both directly because it prevented me from full flexion, which felt like a knife stab everytime I caught a clean in full flexion, but also because it prevented me from properly externally rotating the shoulder during the front rack position. This led to shoulder mobility issues.
So I rolled (with a lacrosse ball) my triceps like crazy, then flossed with the voodoo band while working on external shoulder rotation mobility. Not perfect, but close to it.[/quote]
Was the majority of the tricep issue down right above the elbow? Seems that is where mine get really gunked up. Haven’t bought the voodoo bands but have used the lacrosse ball and an old bicycle tube for the compression and it keeps it from gunking up so much. Really works well right above and below the knee!