Wrong kind of burn

Normally when you exercise it is a good thing to feel a “burn” in your muscles.  It means you are working them near capacity which results in strength and power gains down the road.  Today at the gym I had the bad kind of burn, the joint type.  I was doing my first tricep exercise, standing overhead extensions with a pronated grip.  My elbows always feel a bit creaky when I do my first tricep exercise but this was pretty severe pain shooting down the inside of my right elbow.  I stopped after rep 5 and then tried again laying on a bench only to be met with the same sort of burning pain.

I eventually was able to do some tricep work with a supinated grip that was less painful as long as I kept the weight amount light.  I am hoping this is just a small injury bump in the road and not the start of something drawn out and chronic.

Despite putting in a lot of squat work my lower body still feels functional today, unlike the last time where I became a cripple for three days.  The only way to avoid feeling like a cripple is to keep squatting, wonderful.

Today’s Workout

5 minutes cardio/stretching

Standing alternating dumbbell curl – 25lbs x 12

Standing single arm tricep cable press down supinated grip – 40lbs x 8

Standing alternating dumbbell curl – 40lbs x 8

Standing single arm tricep cable press down supinated grip – 40lbs x 8

Standing alternating dumbbell curl – 50lbs x 4

Standing single arm tricep cable press down supinated grip – 40lbs x 8

Standing one arm dumbbell preacher curl – 25lbs x 10

Seated one arm dumbbell tricep extension – 20lbs x 10

Standing one arm dumbbell preacher curl – 35lbs x 6

Seated one arm dumbbell tricep extension – 25lbs x 10

Seated Cybex preacher curl – 110lbs x 4

Seated Cybex preacher hammer curl – 50lbs x 10

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