[quote]Italian Barbell wrote:
Excuse me in advance for my awful English.
As it’s possible understand I’m Italian.
Last year I developed a fucked tendonitis in my left elbow.
The so called “tennis elbow”.
My family doctor said to me stopping training, use a lot of ice, use an helluva of F.A.N.S. by injection and WAIT.
Be patient, in his opinion, was the best thing to do.
After 3 months the things didn’t go better!
I had very bad pain too that didn’t permit me to sleep too.
My doctor then prescribed me some pain killers medicine, but I never took them.
Their use scared me!
Following the advice of a friend of mine, a professional tennis player, I begun to use a strong elastic band to do fingers extension and the problem went a little better.
After I begun to use a big elastic band to do triceps push down with my left injuried arm only and I obtained another little relief of pain.
Not enough to permit me to restart my weight training for upper body, but, at least, enough to permit me to sleep at night.
At the end, sailing here on T-Nation, I found an article by Peter Blanchonette about only eccentric training in tendonitis treatment.
I found it very interesting but it was only when I read the same theory about eccentric training benefits in “The black book of training secrets” by the Canadian coach Christian Thibaudeau too that I decided to give it a try.
I used this tipe of rehabilitative eccentric training for my left arm 3 days a week, doing one arm cable push down with a rope.
3 sets of 15 reps, 60-90 seconds rest.
I used two hands to push down the weight (concentric phase) and one hand, my left hand, to let it go up in a very slow and controlled manner (eccentric phase).
I know that it can sound unbelievable, but just after my first very painful workout I felt less pain in my elbow!
I have to warn you, the first times you use this type of training on your injuried part it’s very painful during the exercise but it give relief to it as soon you finish the training.
Believe it or not, in only three weeks of this regimen I was completely pain free, and after the fourth week I could begin training my upper body, very light for starting, without any problem!
Today I returned and overpassed my normal training loads.
Now I know I have a chronic tennis elbow on my left arm and have to pay more attention what I do in gym and at work, but the only eccentric training helped me very much in healing and controlling my tendon problem.
I made try this eccentric regimen to other persons I know with tendon problems too, especially soccer players and bycicle runners with painful Achilles tendons, and ALL OF THEM always obtained the same good results.
So, in coclusion, all I can tell about this topic is GIVE IT A SERIOUS TRY!
It can seems strange, unbelievable and so on, but, please, trust in me because IT WORKS GREAT![/quote]
You call that awful English?
You speak it better than 70% of the English-speakers here.
La maggior parte sono imbecilli che non possono leggere o scrivere. Sai com’Ã¨.