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    Thanks for those articles, the are very helpful.

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    Massage and working the hammer really helped.
    Now I'm looking to replace bar bell curls with something that hurts my joints a little less. Dumbbell curls seem much less painful.

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    Ah - the trusty hammer
    I used to do bar bell curls with a curl bar (couldn't ever do them with a straight bar - hurt my elbows too much) but switched over to dumbbells exclusively years ago. I found that sometimes when my elbow would hurt, I could still do hammer curls (for golfer's elbow, not tennis elbow), so it wasn't a total loss.

    As I mentioned before, there are just some things I had to accept that I couldn't do anymore (certain weight training exercises or climbing moves), that I used to do when I was younger. I'm trying to maintain a decent level of fitness, and a big part of that at my age is trying to avoid injury. So that may mean not pushing as hard as I did when I was younger.

    For example, I'm relatively strong climbing crimpy (small) holds, but some of the things folks do like this guy just amaze me. Finger tendon pulley injuries are very common among climbers, and it blows my mind to imagine what kind of stress he's putting on his fingers. I mean - one finger pullups with his pinky finger? Insane.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtO3C-Jh0rI

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    A few years back I had an absolutely awful case of golfers elbow, tennis elbow, and triceps tendinitis in the both elbows to the point where I could not even carry a basket at the grocery store in my right hand (left arm was not as bad). The key to fixing tendinitis is eccentric exercise and for golfers/tennis elbow there is no better way than using a theraband flexbar. Itís cheap, itís easy, and it will actually heal your tendinitis and not just cover up the symptoms like pretty much any other treatment you will see.

    Below is a video that shows how to use it for tennis elbow, for golfers elbow it is a similar movement and if you look at the guys channel from the video I posted you can find his golfers elbow one too. Do three sets of each every single day for 15-21 reps per set and avoid any movements that aggravate your tendinitis. Once you start to see relief you can slowly reintroduce those movements making sure you are not reaggtavating things. Continue to do the flexbar exercises everyday even after it starts feeling better and eventually you can ween yourself off of them. Tendinitis is a real bear to recover from but this is absolutely the best and most successful way and it is backed up by actual studies (google tendinitis and eccentrics if you want to read more). In the meantime, instead of exercises that would aggravate it, try substitutions with a neutral grip. For example, instead of chin ups with your palm facing you, do them with a neutral grip of your palm facing in. Hammer curls instead of traditional curls is another example. The key is to let your tendons heal so do the exercises and stop doing things that hurt.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=we4UoiKG3Co

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    I lift consistently 4x weekly. I have severe tennis elbow, which actually hinders my shooting abilities. I have found that EZ Bar Curls helps, that hammer curls are an absolute no go, and to ensure that my wrists are straight on any barbell work. Try strengthening the muscles in your arm to take some weight off the affected areas:

    Jeff explains how to do that in this video:
    Last edited by LowSpeed_HighDrag; 07-19-18 at 12:06.

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    I have the same thing. I'm being told that it's from curling too much weight. My bicep can curl it, but my forearm/wrist can't and has to compensate. I did notice that doing hammer curls prevents this pain.

    I went down to low weight high rep workouts for a few weeks to see if it will help.
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