Do you always lock out?
This can be the biggest factor, People who shadow box throwing punches incorrectly find out about this one. You put a ton of stress on your elbow when you exert a high force all the way through lockout. Try to either not lockout or slow down right before you lockout.
Terrible pain? Minor pain? If it’s real painful your best option will be to lay off for a little while, and just try to rehab your elbow. Your lifts are not going to get stronger while your lifting less and less because of the pain.[/quote]
Yep locking out was my problem on pullups. I didn’t slow down much at the bottom which is what I should be doing. So far for me pain has always been minor so I back off a little and everything is fine, just want to avoid being one of the people who develops debilitating elbow problems.
lighter weight higher rep bench, dynamic upper back pull (hammer strength seated rows), and then just pure movement exercises, preacher curls for 5 sets of 30 strict slower reps with just an ez curl bar, behind neck press for 5 sets of 15 with just a straight bar, rotator cuff work with light bands, and light hanging snatch (5x5x95lbs)
also you might just need to add in some lower weight higher rep bicep work[/quote]
I’ll add a few sets of high rep arm work in towards the end of my workouts and see what happens. I do very little isolation work so adding some more in would probably do me some good.
Thanks for the advice.