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Good Routine for Warming Up the Elbows


#1

I've been posting about the tendonitis I have had in my elbows and have gotten lots of good suggestions for how to deal with it so far. I am going to try to squeeze out a few more weeks of training and then take about a week or so rest to hopefully let things heal.

I was just wondering if anyone had any special routine for getting the elbows nice and warm. I suppose it is just as simple as a high-rep set of pushdowns and curls, or something similar. I read somewhere too about holding dumbells by your sides with arms straight and just turning the wrists back and forth as a way to target muscles around the elbows. I have a pretty thorough routine for warming up my rotator cuffs, so it is probably about time to start doing the same for my elbows. Any other suggestions?


#2

You could get some mini bands from elitefts and do a few sets of mini band pushdowns.

http://www.flexcart.com/members/elitefts/default.asp?m=PD&cid=114&pid=2729


#3

http://www.tmuscle.com/free_online_article/sports_body_training_performance_repair/13_tips_for_mighty_elbows_amp_wrists

Have you read this article?


#4

5 mins gentle pace on the rower or crosstrainer


#5

Good article, thanks.