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Strange Pain in Bicep Today


#1

Today i was working Back, and on dumbell rows i got a very odd Bicep pain which caused me to cut the lifting short. The strange thing was it wasn't in the side that i was rowing with, it was with the arm that i had placed on the bench, pain wasnt that noticable during the set, but after completing it, i got a pretty sharp pain, didnt last long, but i could still feel it for my next set, so i decided to call it a day at that point.
Should i be worried about this?

does this ever happen to you guys?
Im feeling kind of jacked up lately, shoulder, knee, elbows....perhaps its time to take a week off?


#2

Maybe taking a week of would be the right thing to do.

I’ve worked out my biceps to the point of where they felt “detached” and oddly lumpy to the inner-side. But that doesn’t sound like what happened to you since it was your stabilizing arm.

I’ve heard of people tearing biceps from heavy deadlifts with a mixed grip but never from rowing.


#3

Well if you are aching all over, yeah I’d say it is time to deload for a week. When’s the last time you had an easy week of lifting? I’d suggest dropping your workout’s volume by 50% (i.e. 2 sets instead of 4), and don’t go too high in weight.


#4

i just want to finish my last workout on friday then ill take the deload…only two more sessions to make it through

as far as tearing a bicep…i did do heavy rack pulls(mixed grip) to start off the back session…also when i trained my biceps on monday i went very, very heavy. I guess its probably all these things just accumulating.


#5

it could have been from the mixed grip (is the underhand side the same side as the bicep pain?). take a week off to recover and go from there.


#6

yeah it was the underhand side. maybe i forgot to keep my arms taught and locked out when pulling.


#7

dammit, i shouldnt of trained chest today, hit a PR on flat bench but then i went to incline dumbells and shit was painful, at the point i stopped, did some dips, then walked out of the gym…however the pain in my shoulder was really bad when i was warming up to my top set of inclines(which i didnt do, because of the pain)

Hope this doesnt take long to fix!!!


#8

[quote]GrindOverMatter wrote:
yeah it was the underhand side. maybe i forgot to keep my arms taught and locked out when pulling.[/quote]

that’s pretty much why if you pull and you are bodybuilding, a double over hand grip with straps is the way to go. if for nothing else, double overhand will minimize any imbalances you might get by pulling with a mixed grip


#9

[quote]GrindOverMatter wrote:
yeah it was the underhand side. maybe i forgot to keep my arms taught and locked out when pulling.[/quote]

Yeah I use a mixed grip on deadlifts so the next day when im doing biceps my supinated arm usually has some tendon pain there…

I need to remember to keep my arms taught or thats going to end up as a biceps tear!


#10

I see no need to use mixed grip when doing dead lifts unless you are doing powerlifting. Even then I think many people can develop their hook grip to comparable levels. Op, you sound like me (getting old - lol) pain in the shoulders, knees, elbows (lower back) etc…


#11

haha problem is im only 19, but yeah ive had tons of injures


#12

Cheer up though man.

Mixed grip is ok with me going heavy but i alternate which hand is pronated/supinated every set.

You gotta remember that a lot of pressure is put on the biceps in the bench press too.


#13

[quote]Sarev0k wrote:
Cheer up though man.

Mixed grip is ok with me going heavy but i alternate which hand is pronated/supinated every set.

You gotta remember that a lot of pressure is put on the biceps in the bench press too.
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thanx man,

this is actually the third time ive hurt my shoulder, i know exactly what to do for it to recover fast.

Bicep is feeling fine today :slight_smile: