am I over-extending?

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  1. IntheWorks

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    The day after I do any kind of curls, my elbows hurt and the inside of my arm (like where they draw blood) is sore... am I just over-extending when I bring my arms down? It's always bothered me, but I've never known if it was "normal"
     
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    sounds like it could be possible.
     
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    I get it too :dunno:
    I never thought that I could be over-extending, I always thought full ROM = wins and figured it was like tendonitis or something.
     
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    cool... thanks
     
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    in my health class the other day (college) my professor said that you should go till your arms are straight and if you go to lock out you are putting a bunch of extra stress on your joints
     
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    I say to just go with what ^ said. There was a point where i couldn't extend my arms all the way. I wasn't sure if it was because it was a new routine or whether it was normal. But it was pretty scary.
     
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    it happens
     
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    Over extending places undue stress on the anterior ligaments of the elbow (Ulnar collateral ligament, Radial collateral ligament). If your body was without ligaments, your elbow would easily flop around, so over extending especially with a weight force places excessive stress on ligaments
     
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