Since we’re talking about pullups, what causes elbow pain while doing them? I’ve done pullups on and off for a long time and only recently did I start getting pain on the inside of my elbows. I’m thinking it’s some kind of muscle imbalance but what is it exactly? It’s more of a dull ache as opposed to a sharp pain and usually goes away pretty quick. Massaging helps. [/quote]
Aopocetx - I don’t know if this sounds like what you are experiencing, but I thought this might be helpful. Just an idea. I have never had elbow pain from pullups, but I have wondered if some of the symptoms below were related to elbow issues.
Update - I had a bit of a setback with a pulled muscle in my forearm about a week and a half ago. One of the little muscles that controls the two or three smallest fingers. Iced like crazy. It sounds like a namby injury, but when you can’t hold anything in your hand without pain, it effects nearly everything. Felt like I had bruised the bone, with pain going up through my wrist and palm.
Pain = anything pinkie up, anything that challenged my grip like pullups, just cleaning the bar to move it in the rack hurt, just holding a DB. And it is my dominant hand so I found myself keeping it irritated by just doing routine stuff like pouring water or holding a dinner plate.
On the upside, it’s healing up now but I still have to be careful with anything that rotates that wrist. Probably did it just cleaning a heavy DB, or not being careful with my wrists while racking something.
Weight is headed in the right direction at 111-112. I think my quad development is good, it’s just the first place I put fat, and the last place to loose it. The thighs are to most women what the belly and love handles are to men. Last time I had to be at 106-107 before my legs leaned out. We’ll see. [/quote]
Ring and pinky fingers are stimulated by the ulner nerve which runs through the cubital tunnel (funny bone spot in elbow). You may have a problem with the elbow; Google ulner nerve entrapment.
I am not a doctor, but have had some ulner nerve problems myself.[/quote]