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kevthekid
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« on: January 11, 2017, 11:05:57 PM »

Been experiencing a lot of pain in my elbow when I lift during exercises such as overhead dumbbell tricep extensions etc. what can I do to help heal this?
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« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2017, 05:46:47 AM »

for starters you can skip overhead dumbbell tricep extensions
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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2017, 06:45:30 AM »

for starters you can skip overhead dumbbell tricep extensions

Well I do...test it out every few days to see if the elbow is improving but it's still in pain
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« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2017, 10:02:37 AM »

Too much weight. Too many reps. Not enough rest time. Reverse grip. Lots of things can cause elbow pain on overhead dumbbell triceps extensions.
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« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2017, 03:10:24 PM »

ive got some elbow problems myself, but not because of triceps exercises.
still i dont do any right now, i can do presses for chest and shoulders without pain and that involves triceps, so im happy with that for the moment.
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« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2017, 10:24:41 AM »

Just one elbow?  

Could be many things. A pinched nerve (semi blocked nerve passage) comes to mind. Over extension/stretch of the joint/muscle or even the hand placement or grip on the DB. Actually changing a grip can have much to do with relieving discomfort in most any exercise..

Some men have used a heating element (lotion, cream, heating wrap, etc) on a selected problem area. Keeping the ligaments, tendons and muscles warm and with a better blood supply. Bottom line, keep any body part warm for any potential problem.

Taking 2 to 3 full weeks away from DB triceps extensions might be a suggestion. Testing the elbows every few days may be self defeating.   And actually compound the problem.

Good Luck.

(I've personally seen 215lb plus standing French triceps curls...BB/EZ bar,full range movement. Also seen 360 plus Skull Crushers....skull crushers are a partial rep movement.  Have heard, but not seen, higher weight used in both exercises.  Just to note, those two type triceps exercise are not meant for everyone. If suspecting future joint problems than may want to select different style triceps movements. Dips, with elbows close to the sides and keeping the body as upright as you can (don't lean forward)..can be one of  the better triceps movements..add weight after a while)
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« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2017, 03:10:04 AM »

Overhead dumbell extention are one of the worst for the elbow joints.
I pretty much always use cable to do them now. Its a guaranteed elbow destroyer overtime.
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« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2017, 06:16:36 AM »

Just don't do exercises that hurt . Its really that simple, as much as we all love certain exercises, some just need to be dropped.

Theres plenty I leave out now cos of injuries, but theres always alternatives. Honestly your body doesn't know the difference between a BB bench press and a machine press, for example. Just train the muscle hard to failure and the results will follow.
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