[quote]Chris Colucci wrote:
I make sure to lift with excellent form, so I think I may just be cursed with bad joints. I have small wrists and am naturally pretty thin, so maybe my joints just aren’t cut out to be lifting this much? [/quote]
I just saw your progress thread. Sick work, congrats, but gaining 50 pounds in a year and presuming your strength shot up accordingly, there’s chance your strength/muscle progressed faster than your smaller support structures (tendons, ligaments, etc.). Some pre-hab or specifically warming-up your problem areas before training might help.
I’d also check to see if it could be a side effect of your TRT. I’m not 100% familiar, but in some quick reading online I saw a few guys complain about joint pain while on Androgel. Worth looking in to.
Fish oil. I’ll sometimes pop a few Flameout instead of aspirin if my knees start bothering me. Reducing inflammation goes a long way in cutting off joint-based problems before they get worse. But, again, look at the bigger picture.[/quote]
Thanks a lot man.
I’m on injections, not Androgel. I’ve got a great doc that ironically enough is an ex-body builder. He says that the joint issues are unrelated. I do have low vitamin-D levels, but we have gotten that fixed and seen no joint relief.
I already take plenty of fish oil.
I think you might be onto something with my joints not catching up to the weight I can push now. I’ve only been lifting a year and have more than doubled my bench press. I’m sure my joints aren’t happy!