Lately I have been having a sharp pain in my lower tricep right above my elbow when doing chin ups. It doesn’t hurt until I pull myself up and I am close to the bar. It is only in my right arm and today is the first day I felt it when doing bench press. I was doing a warm up set with 95lbs total weight and the pain was sharper than usual and only after I brought the bar down to my chest and began to push.
I decided to power through it and after a couple more warm up sets I jumped into my work sets and felt no pain what so ever. After I was done with bench press I decided to do skull crushers with very light weight to get a good stretch in my elbows. I loaded a standard EZ curl Barbell with 10 lbs and while doing them the pain came back just as bad as when I was doing warm up sets with bench press. I immediately stopped and while I was lying down if I bent my arm as if doing skull crushers, but with no weight I could feel the same pain.
At first I thought it was tennis elbow but from what I have read tennis elbow is in the forearm and elbow area not below the tricep. Does anyone have any idea what it could be?