forearm pain v. help!

Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by Drifter87, May 20, 2006.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Drifter87

    Drifter87 Yippi-kay-ay, Motherfucker

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2005
    Messages:
    7,173
    Likes Received:
    0
    I started curling 90lbs on an ez-bar and my left forearm is killing me. Right one is fine, its just the left one. It got so bad, I couldn't finish the set because of the pain.

    How do I stop this?
     
  2. SuperGriff34

    SuperGriff34 OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2002
    Messages:
    4,804
    Likes Received:
    37
    Location:
    Ohio
    keep liftting... it will pass
     
  3. Drifter87

    Drifter87 Yippi-kay-ay, Motherfucker

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2005
    Messages:
    7,173
    Likes Received:
    0
    really?
     
  4. grampositivecocci

    grampositivecocci New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2004
    Messages:
    7,701
    Likes Received:
    0
    drop curling for a while, use dumbells if you have too.
     
  5. Limp_Brisket

    Limp_Brisket New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2006
    Messages:
    48,422
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Utah
    i had bad forearm pain in both forearms for along time. i eventually stopped doing curl exercises that put a strain on them and did some other bicep exercises, like hammer curls. i slowly worked back into regular curls (maybe a month later?) and the pain is pretty much gone now.
     
  6. Devil

    Devil I have become my terror. OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2004
    Messages:
    99,646
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    the undertow
    stop curling like that?
     
  7. Devil

    Devil I have become my terror. OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2004
    Messages:
    99,646
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    the undertow
    fuck you and your logic
     
  8. Mojo

    Mojo New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2005
    Messages:
    2,442
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Bay Area, CA
    what kind of grip are you using?


    try dumbbells and db hammer curls
     
  9. 94civicEX

    94civicEX New Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2003
    Messages:
    4,778
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Utah
    Keep your wrists straight. It's tennis elbow.
     
  10. Ceaze

    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2000
    Messages:
    64,990
    Likes Received:
    689
    no it's not
     
  11. Fattiefalldown

    Fattiefalldown t(-.-t)

    Joined:
    May 3, 2006
    Messages:
    7,405
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Portland, Me.
    Strengthen your wrists and forearms.
     
  12. Ceaze

    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2000
    Messages:
    64,990
    Likes Received:
    689
    Solution: do all your bicep exercises with dumbbells, stay away from the ez-bar and barbell curls
     
  13. GOGZILLA

    GOGZILLA Double-Uranium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2003
    Messages:
    10,760
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Plantation, FL
    Wow whenever I touch this hot stove my hand gets burned!
     
  14. sportsjunkie

    sportsjunkie OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2005
    Messages:
    110,606
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Maryland
    :rofl:
     
  15. Drifter87

    Drifter87 Yippi-kay-ay, Motherfucker

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2005
    Messages:
    7,173
    Likes Received:
    0
    So no more ez bar for me then :hs:, for a couple a weeks...
     
  16. Drifter87

    Drifter87 Yippi-kay-ay, Motherfucker

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2005
    Messages:
    7,173
    Likes Received:
    0
    Been 4-5 days and my left arm still hurts, not nearly as much, but every so often I get some sharp pain. Is this normal?
     
  17. Durk

    Durk New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2005
    Messages:
    6,918
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Curitiba, Brazil
    Can you feel the fire knives stabbing you?
     
  18. Drifter87

    Drifter87 Yippi-kay-ay, Motherfucker

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2005
    Messages:
    7,173
    Likes Received:
    0
    Anyone? Am I being a bitch or will this pain pass in a week or so?
     
  19. grampositivecocci

    grampositivecocci New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2004
    Messages:
    7,701
    Likes Received:
    0

    are you still curling? I'd atleast stop curling in general for a week or so and then adopt dumbells.

    If the problem persist you may want to experiment with just using pulling movements.
     
  20. Limp_Brisket

    Limp_Brisket New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2006
    Messages:
    48,422
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Utah
    if you want the pain to go away you're going to have to give your forearms a rest from the strain you're putting on them. i wouldn't do anything that strains them for at least a month. as i said earlier, do things such as hammer curls or other exercises so you can work your bicep but not strain you forearm.

    then when you feel up to going at the regular curls again make sure you have good form and do some other forearm exercises on the side to build them up so it's not such a burden on them. it's going to take time though buddy, don't try to jump the gun or it will just be detrimental to your lifting.
     
  21. grampositivecocci

    grampositivecocci New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2004
    Messages:
    7,701
    Likes Received:
    0
    rq. I was under the impression that hammer curls place more strain on the forearm than a normal curl.
     
  22. Limp_Brisket

    Limp_Brisket New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2006
    Messages:
    48,422
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Utah
    nope.

    i've had this same pain and so has one of my friends. hammer curls are definately one of the best options. other exercise variations where your wrist is in the same position as hammer curls will most likely work as well. another option is to just do alot less weight.

    i'm not sure what the exact cause of the pain is, maybe too much weight on too weak of forearms, or bad form. but i investigated and this is the solution that worked for me.
     
  23. 94civicEX

    94civicEX New Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2003
    Messages:
    4,778
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Utah
    Then what is it?
     
  24. Layman

    Layman New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2004
    Messages:
    3,668
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Army of Northern Virginia
    True.

    I had the same issue. Eventually, the pain went away for the most part and the weight kept going up...
     
  25. Layman

    Layman New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2004
    Messages:
    3,668
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Army of Northern Virginia
    Something to do with the forearms and not the elbow, maybe? :hsugh:
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page