/ injured elbows and training HELP!
I am assuming its something like tennis elbow where my tendons are just not up to the job
I think the only way to fix this is to have a 4-6 week break with sounds horrible :( I dont want to loose everything ive trained quite hard to achieve. However I could do with loosing some weight so will i be better just focusing on cardio or is there any form of strength training i can do to at least maintain where i am right now?
Sorry for the long post :P
The recommended articles are really good but do take time to let things recover because once elbow tendonitis sets in it's notoriously difficult to get rid of (speaks from experience).I suspect your muscles are getting stronger quickly but the tendons, with a poor blood supply are much slower to adapt.
This article helped me hugely.
The trick i've found to healing elbows is to take time off but not too much. 4-6 weeks is probably excessive. I found about 1-2 weeks enough to let the trauma settle, then climb gently alongside the rehab(be disciplined with the gentle part!)...and crimp less.
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