A few years ago I had some elbow pain in my right elbow which I figured out was from low rep skull cruchers. I took some rest and did a lot of forearm stretching... problem solved.
Yesterday, something new happened. It was my other elbow. I was doing a 10x3 set of DB presses and was all excited because I was moving to 90lbs for the first time. I had done 85 the week before. Difficult, but no pain.
Anyway, during one of the early sets, about in the middle of the way up, I got a somewhat sharp pain in my other elbow, to the point that my muscles shut down and I could not finish my set. I took a short break, felt fine, and finished the set with mild discomfort. My elbow has been somewhat sore since then.I attributed it to tendonitis and treating it as such (my stretching routine has been lacking since the beginning of the holidays). However, I wanted to make sure that would be the case. My elbows have never bothered me during chest exercises before, only tricep focused ones. In addition, it was not during the more bent position of the exercise, when one would expect it, but halfway up. It was almost as if my muscles were not strong enough to stabalize that much weight on my elbows…
Anyway, just looking for some thoughts.