Also, I have almost like shin splints in my wrists and the guys at the gym say I probably have stress fractures in my forearms. I’m just too stubborn to get them x-rayed because I don’t want to know the truth. So if you know any good forearm exercises, that would be great![/quote]
a) “the guys at the gym” are just that - guys at a gym. In my experience, most guys at college gyms are morons. It’s really just a matter of degree.
b) take you, for instance. The fact that you suspect something might be wrong with your arms, yet are too “stubborn” to find out what it is leads me to believe that you are a first degree gym moron. But, hey, no worries - like getting any respectable degree in college, it takes time. Once you progress from just wanting to tone your arms, chest, and abs to not squatting because your legs get enough work from running, then you can rest easy knowing that you’re in the upper echelon of “guys at the gym.”
Of course, you can always get extra credit by getting some lifting buddies to go with you - just make sure they’re wearing the appropriate attire of sandblasted jeans, beaters (or popped collar neon polos), sideways mesh hats, and belt-clipped cell phones that ring at all the wrong times. Otherwise you’ll just come off a poseur.
c) get a clue and realize that perhaps a brief layoff might be necessary. I used to have a similar problem, which went away after a weeks layoff from curling. Common sense would indicate that adding more exercises in the pained area would most likely exacerbate the problem.
d) it would be much more productive of you to type your stats instead of how your buddies think you’re all chiseled up from 6 months of lifting.
e) listen to rsg and Fulmen, they’ve given you more than enough advice, believe it or not.
f) uck you for wasting my time with what is, realistically, a common sense issue.