Just looking for suggestions for something to alleviate this problem:
I can do narrow-grip pull-ups much more easily than wide-grip. Recently, I’ve been forcing myself to do nothing but wide-grip pullups, and I’ve noticed a rather painful, bone-deep pain in my upper forearms after (and sometimes during) doing them.
It’s not a, “hoshit, something’s wrong” pain, and it doesn’t feel like muscle pain. But it’s sometimes bad enough that I have to stop before my muscles are quite ready to. I grit my teeth and push through it usually, but sometimes it’s just too much, when I could have knocked out another rep or two if it weren’t there.
It’s definitely not in my joints, either. it’s deep in the upper forearm.
I suspect it’s because there’s a bit more twisting force on my forearms with wide-grip pullups that I don’t get with a narrower grip.
I’m wondering if there’s any sort of stretch, auxilliary exercise, or massage I could do to lessen the pain after a workout, and possibly lessen it overall.