Yeah I was quite surprised it actually worked. I had tried everything, elbow sleeves helped for a bit, the magnesium too helped make it less painful for a while, but it was only when I started doing shoulder dislocates, scapular press ups and scapular pull ups before each pressing session plus this weird stretch everyday where you kneel in front of a bench with your elbows on the bench with a light bar in your hand and push your head down between your arms that it really cured my elbow tendonitis. I went from having throbbing pain for at least 6-7 months to now no pain at all. I haven't even done a deload in about 3 months where before I was doing it every 4-5 weeks to allow my elbows to heal.Didn't know that Bomber but I know loads of guys with tendinitis and they're all big guys with poor shoulder mobility so that makes perfect sense.
Maybe get some cheap elbow sleeves too mandy
I had it years ago when I used to go to a commercial gym.What the fuck...that's exactly what it is.
Just googled that. Now, how the fuck do i get rid of this?
- Tenderness on the outside of the elbow.
- Morning stiffness of the elbow with persistent aching.
- Soreness of the forearm muscles.
- Elbow pain is worse when grasping or holding an object (a sign that active inflammation is present because of the tendinitis)
That’s almost pointlessly easy to start with, but going on what you’ve said I’d be struggling badly by week 7/8.Started a pull up challenge.
Day 1: 3,2,1,1.
I repeat the cycle 3 days a week, then the next week I up everything by 1, so I'll go 4,3,2,2 etc.
I've started form the lowest level to iron out any issues with form.
See whilst it might seem pointlessly easy I don't think I could do much more than 7 in one go anyways, so it's just breaking it down. And getting used to doing sets of pull ups 3 times a week.That’s almost pointlessly easy to start with, but going on what you’ve said I’d be struggling badly by week 7/8.
Pullups are level with OHP in terms of exercises that I barely seem to improve at, no matter how often I do them.
Any pullups is a good thing, mate. I just look at the schedule that you always seem to get with these programs and it blows my mind how fast the normal person must progress compared to me. I reckon I was two years going from 5 reps to 9 reps, doing them fairly consistently as well.See whilst it might seem pointlessly easy I don't think I could do much more than 7 in one go anyways, so it's just breaking it down. And getting used to doing sets of pull ups 3 times a week.
In theory I'll be doing 12 sets a week so hopefully the increase each week will seem like nothing.
That's the theory anyways.
Another thing as well is I like starting these challenges when pointlessly easy as I do them on my rest days so I don't mind them being pointless because by the time it's worthwhile it's part of my routine.
I'm hoping between this and the pressups my core will improve enough to have a direct impact on my proper lifts.Any pullups is a good thing, mate. I just look at the schedule that you always seem to get with these programs and it blows my mind how fast the normal person must progress compared to me. I reckon I was two years going from 5 reps to 9 reps, doing them fairly consistently as well.
Same thing happened to me Mon.Couple of weird workouts over the last couple of days as I nurse my AIDS.
Squats, BB hip thrusts, bench, OHP on Tuesday.
Front squats, RDLs, BORs, Inc bench, Landmine pushes on Wednesday.
Feeling it today, man.
My weight has shot right back up to around 170/1 from 165, ffs. In a matter of weeks. I don't look much bigger though so hoping it's mainly just creatine as I started back on it in exactly that time frame. Seems a lot of weight though. Maybe a little bit of fat in there as from the 21st of Oct to 4th Nov I worked out only 3 times and none of them were great sessions.
I can do reps of 12 with 25kg dumbells, not tried 30s tbh.Another milestone reached, got 3x5 done on DB flat bench with 30kg, onwards to 32kg I go.
I'd suggest taking steroids for anyone that's trying to keep up with my progress, clearly I'm some sort of genetic FREAK.
Can't wait for next week when I can't even get the 32s up ffs.
Maybe about the same then. I do two hypertrophy sets around the 3 sets of 5, so one before and one after. Today I did 24x10 as a nice wee warm up for the first set and then 26x9 as the last set.I can do reps of 12 with 25kg dumbells, not tried 30s tbh.
I use them, if you get some I'd reccomend medium stiffness, I like using them on squats too, feels so much more stable.Has anyone used wrist wraps? I've noticed the last few sessions getting a bit of wrist pain doing pressing movements. Probably due to the enormous weights that I'm moving about these days.
Just wondering if they make a difference at all. I don't think my wrists are necessarily weak, they're definitely not the reason why I'll fail on a lift, but the bit of pain is worrying. I'd rather try to prevent it from happening now instead of trying to power through it and possibly make it worse.
Nutrient timing isn't deemed as important as it once was thought from what I've read and been told. Though this is specifically talking about resistance training rather than cardio.Is there any validity in the 'gotta eat soon after exercising' concept? I'm referring to cardio specifically.
Just had a killer 36 min skipping, press up and jogging intervals session, back home at 11am and not that hungry.
Must've done at least 200 press ups mixed in during that. skipping is the tick-tock, directly jogging up and down the beach after press ups for cardio
Ate last night around 8pm and trying to go for 16 hour min fasts.
Talk me through it.