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Elbow Pain from 5-3-1 Deadlifting


#1

I have been doing Jim W's 5-3-1 program and things have been going very well. Now that DL is over 400, my elbow is constantly in pain afterwards. I have noticed that it is terminal elbow extension that irritates things and the conventional DL with alternate grip may be the cause.

Loaded pull-up over 70 pounds are not painful at all. It has to be a form issue and reversing the grip may be necessary. Has anyone experienced this? Is there any suggestions that can be made to allow continued DL? Thanks


#2

Is it terminal extension with the forearm/hand supinated or pronated or both that bother you?


#3

Pain is definitely worse with elbow extension and pronation. There is also quite a bit of pain when reaching outward to pick something up like grabbing a weight to place on a bar.