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    FrancisB is offline Member
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    Default forearm pain from pullups?

    Hi,

    I've been increasing my BW PU's, and have noticed an incredible amount of soreness high on the inside of my forearms by the elbows. It almost feels like a tendon thing going on with both my right/left arms.

    In the last week, I've been doing 10sets x 6reps of BW PU's, (sort a GTG thing) over the course of the day. It's gotten so I can barely touch the sore part of my forearms.

    Strangely enough, deads don't affect it; I'm still on track with my PTP routine, 2 sets of deads around 300lbs aches a bit in the arms, but nothing like the PUs.

    Has this happened to anyone else? Or am I a mutant? And more importantly what's the cure?

    Thanks in advance,
    Francis

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    ZachariahSalazarRKC is offline Senior Member
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    Default It is

    medial epicondalitis (golfers elbow). Read up on it and rehab it. Take a break from pull ups.Deads shouldnt effect it. You need supination work. Hope this helps. zach_x@hotmail.com

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    Default Ice and rest ...

    I have had the same symptoms. Ice and a break from pullups seems to help tremendously.

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    FrancisB is offline Member
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    Thanks!

    I did some reading up on golfers elbow; it certain seems identical to the symptoms I'm having. I'll try ice and rest for a few days, and then start preventive strengthing...

    regards,
    Francis

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    dkaler is offline Senior Member
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    Default forearm pain from pullups?

    I agree as far as giving it a rest etc. Also, how wide a grip are you using ? My experience has been that if I do many close grip pullups, I might experience some soreness like you're describing. The opposite is true for chin ups. Taking too wide a grip on chins can irritate your elbows. I'm speaking strictly from experience on the pullups. But I'm pretty sure that I read somewhere that you should avoid a wide grip for chins because it's bad for the elbows.

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