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Elbow Pain vs Jerk Full Grip


#1

After looking some videos I decided to use a closed/full grip (for instance, kloklov mentions this).
cons: I began to feel elbow pains. Only my left elbow is “claiming”, but I suspect the other will begin to feel some jealous.
pros: safe movement.

I used an open (finger tips) grip for the jerk. It was almost the same grip as the one used during the clean. I only increased the width between hands.
cons: it was an unstable jerk for some reasons.
pros: I didn´t feel the previousily mentioned elbow pain

Does anybody experienced this?
Does anybody know how to solve (for good… not only ice…) this pain?

I posted in this section because the elbow pain emerged right after I implemented this variation


#2

Hard to tell without a video.

You might not have the mobility to do a full grip.
It could just be your body also getting use to it.
Maybe you are putting too much torque on your elbow (mobility and arm length issue).

I use to get elbow pain C&J and Front Squatting. It all stemmed from mobility or putting my grip too close and not 2-3 inches wider.

Post a video of both with front and side views. Only real way for us internet folk to help you out.


#3

“…and not 2-3 inches wider”

I know when the solution is right in front of your eyes and don´t see it? That´s the case!

I remember, but I confess that are so many videos from so many sources that I can´t precise what, this wider distance you mentioned.

Thanks isdanutty!

I will post the video after a recovery time (without front squats and cj´s …lol).


#4

Watch different lifters. See how their rack position is. Some are really wide some are really narrow. Your mobility and forearm length will determine that.


#5

I’m not sure you know what the words “total” and “absolutely” mean, my man.


#6

Error corrected.

Thanks, flappinit.


#7

Is there any other changes you made to your training? Like added pull ups, curls, or amy elbow joint movement?

If anything - I would expect pressure on shoulder, not elbow.


#8

No.

Funny thing is that one fellow is claiming for the same problem.

I decided to open the jerk grip again and I had three training sessions after such decision. Until now the pain is gone.

I saw one instructional video which recommends 2-3 sets for 3 reps of front squat with light load, but with straps, holding the bar in the close grip (with the palm), not in a open grip (with the finger nails). In a long term basis, it is expected to develop a close grip.

I bought the straps and I am waiting receive it by mail.