I prefer to lift using compound movements and heavy weights, and have apparently done something magnificently stupid lately as I've come down with a matching set of golfer's elbows.
My usual pull exercises (aside from deadlifts) are weighted chins and Yates rows. I believe the Yates rows are the source of the problem. Unfortunately, this has also impacted my ability to do weighted chins (i.e. it hurts like hell). I'd like to rest a bit before running the insurance obstacle course (to get from my gp to my sports ortho guy), so I'm looking at changing up in a manner that may allow recovery without a doc.
I'd like to spend a few months just doing squats, deadlifts, and standing military press. My question is: if I take a few sets of deadlifts on deadlift day and use a very wide grip (snatch grip) off of a 100 pound plate (a couple of inches thick), will it serve to maintain upper back strength more than a standard deadlift? Deadlifts do not seem to bother the tendons near my elbow the way the other pulling exercises do, and it's my hands-down favorite exercise.
Thanks for reading.