forearm splints

went from 0.5pl8 to 1.5pl8 bench for working sets in 4weeks or so
curls and everything else went up and im proud of my progress so far

however within the past week or so ive noticed pain in my forearms when letting go or putting down the ez curl bar or a dumbbell or pickin up a 20kg plate to load

my progress has been crazy and i want to ride the gravy train to 2pl8 bench at least before i slow down. should i stop doing curls until the forearm pain goes away? barely feel it when benching or other exercises just mostly curling and a bit when loading plates

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If something hurts you always let it recover.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      yeah but does that mean i have to stop benching and shit cause i dont really feel pain from anything else other than curling
      i think my biceps got stronger before my forearm or some shit

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You've probably developed tendinitis from your muscle tissue developing much more quickly than your connective tissue can adapt. Not recovering properly can lead to a rupture, which requires surgery to correct.

        Rest until pain goes from sharp to dull--that may take a few weeks. Once dull, work low weight and high volume, 20 plus reps per set. The focus is to pump as much blood as possible through the injured area. Once the pain is gone, resume progress.

        Lots of things can aid healing. Bone broth, type 3 collagen, sauna sessions, etc. Don't stretch while the pain is sharp. Welcome to the challenges of self improvement.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          its not actually too bad now like i can work through curling say 30kg on an ez bar (yes its nothing but i cant go higher or the pain will be sharp) without any pain until i let go and then its mildly sharp, id say its more on the dull side

          if i relax on curling for a week will i be able to recover before i let it get worse? and like i said i don't feel it from mostly any other exercise only curling so do i have to stop EVERYTHING? i've been to the gym a few periods in my life and never made gains this quick really so it'd be very demotivating to have to stop

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            As a dude that already had to have a tendon bolted back on, I would say let it rest.

            But if you can't, take the weight lighter until there is zero pain and work high volume there. Most what I've read says take at least 2 weeks, but the main thing is to listen to your body.

            Injury prevention and recovery is part of the game. Better to slow it down a few weeks than have to take months or more off.

            Focus on other stuff while you recover. Work your cork. Squat. Sprint. Etc.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >tendon bolted back on
              are u the anon that did roids and snapped his shit up in a arm wrestle ahahahaha
              thats all i think about when i feel that pain if thats you

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Nope, got injured in the field in Korea, didn't let it heal, lost it doing regular PT.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >in the field in korea
                damn man you are old.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It was 2019, bro. We still got folks stationed there.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Yes, stop everything you fucking retard. Your tendons are inflamed and they're just going to get worse the more you try to work through it, and the longer it will take for you to get back to normal. It will literally get to the point where you can't do basic everyday tasks without sharp pain and that will force you rest.

            Take a week off now so you don't have to take 3 weeks off later.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >Take a week off now so you don't have to take 3 weeks off later.
              this sounds like fucking hell, gym is the only reason i can get up in the morning after my break up and losing all my friends
              c-can i at least do pushups or something

              or can i do machine alternatives
              anything... anytyhingp lease

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                and also should i keep eating 180g of protein if im taking a break then, because im at a caloric surplus and i feel like if im not lifting ill just become a fatass

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Do whatever DOESN'T HURT.
                If that means you can only do legs, do legs.
                Maybe you can do lat pulldowns and rows with lightish weight. Do that.
                As other said, if you can do lightweight work that gets blood in the pained area do that. Helps the healing process.
                I currently feel my tendon when doing hammer curls.
                Now I do reverse curls instead with no pain.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                yeah i do 60kg lat pulldowns with neutral grip and it doesn't feel bad doing that, bench also doesnt hurt, nothing really hurts except for the fucking curls so ill just take a break from the curls for a week or 2 and cry myself to sleep knowing my biceps arent going to be like popeyes anytime soon

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Actual fucking good advice. Not OP (who is of cpurse a gay) but thanks nonetheless.
          Does this routine help with tendon pain in other areas?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Experience is a cruel teacher.

            Works for all tendons.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >went from 0.5pl8 to 1.5pl8 bench for working sets in 4weeks
    You didn't. You could always bench around that amount and worked up to it.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >worked up to it.
      i'd disagree there was a time a few weeks ago where i was struggling to bench 60kg for reps and i've been making consistent progress, i don't follow a routine i just do what feels right so right now i do 50kg warmup for 6 reps, then i do a set of 70kg for 6 reps, then a set of 75kg for 6 reps, then a set of 80kg for 6 reps, and then i replace the middle set with 80kg and have the last set be like 82.5kg with the first set being 75kg etc and move it down like that

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i have the same problem on my left forearm. it also hurts when im shaking the pre workout.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If it's bad enough that you get pain while loading plates you should probably take time off until you can at least do that without feeling pain, otherwise you're going to continue to damage it.

    Once you start again switch to dumbbell hammer curls and lower the weight a bit while you build back up. I think it's the hand supination with curls that primarily causes this problem. I had it for a while as well but as far as I can remember it only ever bothered me during curls.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I had this last year and it went away on its own. Focus on
    >slowly progressing with form in mind
    >incorporate more forearm lifts
    >get enough sleep
    >get enough calcium
    >get enough sun

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    you need to strengthen your weak form arms

    till then do everything neutral grip

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      do i need to be doing specific forearm exercises? i kinda assumed they'd just get stronger doing everything else (not op)

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