Ache of the Day
Lately I’ve been getting more and more emails
about hand, wrist and elbow pain. Today I’ll cover
a recent email about elbow tendonitis and some
exercises to be smart about:
I’ve been training off and on for over 20 years, and
recently after a two-year layoff I started on pull-ups
and rope climbing and my elbows are killing me.
Any idea why and what I can do about it.
MJF: Jim, most likely you have one of two things going
on. First, when you’re doing pull-ups or chin-ups you’re
not doing a full range of motion. You might be stopping
short of letting your arms gently lockout. This can cause
tendonitis, elbow pain, etc. Ed Baran covers this in the
course we did on Primate Power – you can read about it
Rope climbing can also be brutal on your elbows. The main
reason may be that your muscles are currently stronger than
your tendons – so the imbalance can lead to injury. If this is
the situation, I suggest a couple remedies. First, to combat
the inflammation use a Chinese liniment called Zheng Gu Shui.
You can do a search and find it all over the place. I always have
plenty of supply on hand to remove any soreness I may have in
my joints after a workout.
I also suggest you get my program on eliminating carpal tunnel
syndrome pain within 30 days. In this course there are a number
of exercises for strengthening the tendons of the elbow. You’ll
find them helpful. Order by going to http://carpaltunnelfix.com
Keep me posted on how this works for you.
P.S. The Matt Furey Inner Circle special report and DVD are going
out this week – along with information on my fitness seminar this
May – http://GetTough.com – make sure you enroll NOW to avoid
the fee increase going into effect very, very soon.