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Tennis Elbow


#1

do you think i would be causing more injury to my elbow by doing hammer curls it still burns a bit after training i have not trained arms properly for a month can anybody help me with this


#2

Do you think doing hammer curls will make it better?

Tendons need rest to recover....You say you stopped training arms but did you actually give your elbow a break?


#3

You do NOT want to do hammer curls when you have tennis elbow.

The only type of curl you want to do are ones where the palms are ALWAYS facing up. In fact, this is how you should be lifting and picking up everything in your life for a while. This will help calm the tennis elbow down and help strengthen the underused bicep.

(When you have tennis elbow the lateral forearm gets too strong; the bicep gets too weak. Curling in any fashion with the forearm rotated, ala hammer or reverse, is working the lateral forearm. Don't do this!)