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Old 01-10-2012, 11:04 AM   #5
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I had really (REALLY) bad elbow tendinitis for about 10 years, but was always using a push heavy program. I think this combined with years of hardcore bicep work and a bazillion pushups in the military didn't help things much.

The interesting thing is that the moment I started focusing on getting my back as strong as possible it went away. Nearly overnight. I assume this corrected some imbalance.

During the elbow tendinitis period my workouts were:

--No barbell rows
--Dumbbell rows 110s or 120s for 5-ish
--No straps
--No deadlifts
--8-12 sets of biceps per week

During the period of time it went away, and until now, my workouts are:

--very heavy barbell rows
--Dumbbell rows 210s x 10 reps
--Versa Gripps
--Deadlifts
--No bicep workout

I don't want to make this a thread about elbow tendinitis, but when I try to think through the knee issue I wonder if it is driven by a weakness. I have always had strong quads and (I believe) weak hammies.

Part of me wonders if I need to hammer the snot out of my hammies with frequent wide stance good mornings and see if this helps.
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