Originally Posted by jet
Fok I get some mild soreness/tenderness in my left elbow when I do overhand or wide grip lat bar pullups because I jerk myself up too quickly so I have to slow it down. It afftects bicep too when I start to go heavy like 80 or 90 lb straight bar on the preacher. I find if I stretch the bicep well and start off with lighter weight to warm up it helps tremendously.
Of course if it's technically strained it won't be the same but maybe that'll help.
Yeah, it's probably the same strain. It definitely affects me when I dumbbell curl anywhere in excess of 40 lbs a hand, or yeah, use the easy curl at 80 lbs+ I try to not jerk myself up to quickly though, for pullups. I dunno. It's probably a variety of things. I usually do most of my strength and conditioning after cardio and sprints. I find that unless I'm warmed up already, pullups are murder, and I feel both sleepy and heavy. The other thing that I need to lay off for a while is the heavy bag, and also, padwork. Left hooks are definitely straining whatever is going on there.
Of course, my body is pretty stiff on a rest day, even if I do some things to keep the muscles a bit active. Actually, walking up and downstairs with sore achilles tendons has been tough on the old body, for years now.