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Med Ball Slams, Left Biceps Pain


#1

I’m having issues with left bicep pain. First it was with high pulls and CT gave me some

advice on that. Now, when I do agile 8 and mix in sets of 3, Rogue 20 lb med ball

slams my left bicep begins to ache as if I pulled it. I’ve never had this issue in the past

with ball slams (or the high pulls for that matter). I’m wondering if it’s because I can’t

grip the med ball due to it’s leathery smooth surface and my body’s using any means

necessary to grip the ball for the slam. Any feedback is appreciated.


#2

Are you sure it’s not the pec tendon attachment? I strained the hell out of mine with a slam ball.


#3

No, it’s the bicep. Smack dab in the ‘belly’ or whatever you call it. Like a pulled muscle and it’s always the left. If I don’t initiate the pull in pronated chins it can happen and when I used to deadlift it did as well. I don’t know if it’s because I don’t warm it up properly or what.