Saturday, August 2, 2014

Exercises That Are Best To Avoid If You Have Tennis Elbow

Which upper-body strength-training exercises should you avoid, stop or modify when you have a Tennis Elbow injury?

Should you use dumbbells or barbells? What about muscle isolation? Is it better to do more 'general' exercises or be more 'targeted' and specific?

But, First Ask Yourself: "Should I Be Exercising At All!?"

See this article with video (here on Blogger) first: Can you still work out if you have Tennis Elbow?

(Or on my YouTube page here)

If you DO decide it’s a good idea for you to continue doing upper-body strength training exercises, then here are some key considerations in order of importance:
  1. Whether you stop when it hurts or not!
  2. How much weight you use!
  3. Whether you warm up first!
  4. And how many sets you do per exercise.
Because nothing really matters past this point if you ignore these basics. (It’s not going to matter that much which exercises you do!)...

So be smart and warm up thoroughly with lots of cardio, use less weight (a lot less!) than you normally would, do fewer sets – And STOP if your Tennis Elbow starts hurting significantly!

Now with all of that first in mind - Comes the question of which exercises you should consider avoiding...

PODCAST: Exercises You Should Stop, Skip Or Modify:

Read the full article at Tennis Elbow Classroom

(Here's a classic example of what NOT to do - Anterior (and Lateral) Deltoid Raises:)

DON'T Do These If You Have Tennis Elbow!

(All these details! It's a lot. I know! I'm a stickler for details - And, hey, I think they really matter.)

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