I don’t have a an easy solution for the OP, but I’m not a beginner and get the same thing occasionally when I uses 120s or higher for DB rows. Like he said, it feels like internal bruising, particularly around the fingertips for me.
My guess is that is has to do with your “pinching” grip strength trying to overcompensate for a lack of general grip strength. I notice that as my reps go up with a given weight, the problem gets better. For instance, when I first started using 120s they would kill me. By the time I got up to reps with 150s, the 120s didn’t give me problems as often.
I admit that I never had the pain continue after I left the gym though. Personally I wouldn’t take a break from lifting unless you were pretty sure you had real damage rather than soreness. At most I would use straps for rows until your fingers better, if absolutely necessary.[/quote]
Thanks for the reply, I’m hoping not to have to take a break. At the moment my next session is tomorrow, and the soreness is still there. I’m going to ice and heat it throughout today to get rid of any inflammation or irritation as fast as possible. I lifted 2 days ago with it and it was no worse from lifting, but no better, so i really want to get rid of it.