My joints hurt when I lift weights

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  1. biggie03

    biggie03 Active Member

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    wrist and elbows start to ache. advice?
     
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    kumar_a Well-Known Member

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    maybe warm up properly before lifting (jog for 10 minutes) :dunno:
     
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    PurEvl going out gassed and not half assed...

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    knock it off
     
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    sportsjunkie OT Supporter

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    are you using good body mechanics when lifting? right hand placement etc.?
     
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    i believe so, i never had this problem when i first lifted 2 years ago. i took a break because i was in an accident. i want to start again, it even hurts when i do pushups. im 24
     
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    hitmikey DRIVEN FROM WITHIN

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    stretch before and after exercises
     
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    try icing your wrists and elbows after you lift or use heat to warm them up before you lift
     
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    will try to heat them up before. thanks

    and creatine

    is that considered cheating? my bro was talking. something about water muscles
     
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    ZeroSkillet Matt Hughes > *

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    Creatine draws mad water into your muscles.....its really cheating and all goes away when you stop taking it (1-3weeks)
     
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    oh ok so its not recommended?
     
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    are u taking any supplements right now? how long have u been lifting weights?

    just take whey protein and a multivitamin
     
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    joints take longer to recover between workouts than muscle does, so if you are starting to experience joint soreness (which is what i'm guessing you mean by pain) tone down the workouts for a week, decreasing the volume and intensity to around 75% or a pretty light workout, doing this for a a week or maybe two will allow your joints to adapt to the stresses you are demanding of them
     
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    i havent lifted anything in 2 years but will start to do it soon. only taking multi vitamins
     
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    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    What?
     
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    My av is so small you can't see it!
    Noone advised Glucosamine?
     
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    i loled
     
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    keleko yes, he is

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    doctor, it hurts when i do this


    so don't do that
     
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    i find if i keep my elbows warm it helps. I bought " elbow wraps" ..that arently really supportive, but keep my elbows really warm.

    when i go over 405 on the bench i use elastasized wrist wraps too.
     
  19. Spaulding Smails

    Spaulding Smails Real Estate Guru

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    my daily supplements include a flax seed caplet, a multivitamin, and a glucosamine caplet...

    may be placebo, but i've noticed i've started to recover faster given that alot of times your joints take a bit longer to recover than the muscles
     
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