As I'm about to turn 44, I've noticed that I'm developing tendonitis in both elbows after doing bicep curls at the gym using the EZ curl bar.
I usually warm up for 10 minutes on treadmill or elliptical, then stretch. I start out with two strict sets of curls, 10-12 reps each, using the 40 lb bar to warm up. I then do another five sets, working my way in 10 lb increments, up to 90 lbs for 8 slow, strict reps. I take 2 minutes between sets. Lately, the sharp stabbing pain of tendonitis has forced me to back off almost althogether from bicep curls. This has come on rather suddenly.
Any experience with treating this? Any T-Nation types have success using ART on this? I've tried Naprosyn and ice, but they've been limited in their positive effect.
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