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Back seems to be calming down. Was still acting up a bit on friday night, but sitting isn't terribly uncomfortable. Thank goodness.

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Did not know this. Valid point.

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How do you guys motivate yourselves to train arms after upper sessions when you're already tired from doing real exercises? My right elbow has some chronic pain and I also don't want to add to the strain on it.
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I couldn't. I can only get quality arm work in on a bodybuilding routine.
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How do you guys motivate yourselves to train arms after upper sessions when you're already tired from doing real exercises? My right elbow has some chronic pain and I also don't want to add to the strain on it.
Stop being a pussy.
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curls is a good chance to relax and admire yourself in front of the mirror when you're already swole from doing upper body

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How do you guys motivate yourselves to train arms after upper sessions when you're already tired from doing real exercises? My right elbow has some chronic pain and I also don't want to add to the strain on it.

 

High rep curls, especially at the end of the session when you're all warmed up are good for your elbows. Push a ton of blood in there. When I say high reps I mean like a few sets of 30+, obv weight isn't going to be very much.

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High rep curls, especially at the end of the session when you're all warmed up are good for your elbows. Push a ton of blood in there. When I say high reps I mean like a few sets of 30+, obv weight isn't going to be very much.

Hmm that's actually motivating, then.
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http://www.lift-run-bang.com/2012/09/more-on-poundstone-curls-origin-of-my.html

 

Therer's a ton of known, successful lifters from all realms of lifting (bbers, plers, o lifters, strongmen) that swear by it, but that's the first article I have bookmarked that mentions it, although there is no science to it only years and years of experience, so if you're somebody who needs science to back things then ignore me. fwiw I would say 30 reps is a minimum, but maybe sets of 30-50 is a good place to start.

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No additional science necessary, it's simply more time under tension, more fibre damage and hence more growth.
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It's not about growth though, it's about recovery. Increased blood flow, increased recovery.

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Recovery happens when you're not lifting.
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I'd been having some elbow issues and one of the sports med docs told me to do tricep pushdowns and bring the weight up really slowly. It's what they do for achilles tendonitis as well. 

So light weight, push down then bring the weight back up slowly for a lot of TUT. If its a single elbow bothering you then favor that one when you're bringing it back up. 

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Recovery happens when you're not lifting.

 

I think there are substantial articles proving active recovery can be optimal to passive recovery.  The lighter weight provides no additional stress.  Will I be the next Arnold if I curl the pink dumbbells 1,000x a day? 

 

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I'd been having some elbow issues and one of the sports med docs told me to do tricep pushdowns and bring the weight up really slowly. It's what they do for achilles tendonitis as well. 

So light weight, push down then bring the weight back up slowly for a lot of TUT. If its a single elbow bothering you then favor that one when you're bringing it back up. 

 

Do not know the scientific reasons but tricep pressdowns and reverse grip curls provide temporary relief to my elbows -- my assumption is the increased blood flow.

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Increasing blood flow is key to recovering from injury. Can't just stay off it.
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