Does anyone know what causes forearm splints and/or how to avoid them? Seems like everytime I start getting really consistent, start seeing some results, and get excited to reach new peaks, forearm splints rear their ugly head and I cant do a barbell curl for the life of me.
Is it possible reverse barbell or preacher curls cause the injury even though one doesnt actually feel the pain while doing them?
So they never came back as long as you did any biceps exercise other than straight bar? I think it is more on the outside of forearm; that is, let's say you giving a thumbs up to someone, then the pain is on the side of arm facing the ground. What exercises do you do safely then?
i had them for a few months, i noticed using lower weight for a longer duration seemd to slowly strenghten whatever was being overworked. although, to this day if i go overboard with weight(140+ for me) they will return.
I just stopped doing curls and I never have a problem with them (forearms)anymore. I have been slacking on my chins lately, but my arms have gotten bigger even though I've abandonded "arms" day (which would routinely last for over an hour). This may not be the answer you are looking for, and I don't expect everyone to train solely for strength, but I know that it took awhile for me to convince myself I didn't need to do 12 sets of curls once a week because I was afraid of change, so I just wanted to present this rather extreme route.
Alwyn Cosgrove wrote a program about biceps training in around Oct.; I believe that it included no curls. This is probably something that will give you a few ideas. Good luck with your training.