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Old 02-04-2010, 03:05 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by jwood View Post

I am in my 4th week of chaos and pain and honestly my joints feel better now then when I was doing westside. My body feels great right now, and I am actually doing light days,
The older I get Jwood, the more I am starting to hate too much complimentary, piddly work. 2 weeks ago I got the bug up my ass to change a few things. I HATE isolation movements, but thought..."OK, I am going to try and compete in bodybuilding so why not add a few in. Maybe I am being stubborn."

I added in more bicep work, a forearm exercise, rear laterals, calf raises, and leg curls. My joints are utterly beat up right now, and my elbow tendinitis is coming back. My curl form is locked down, so it's not a form issue.

I have found that my joints feel better when I avoid isolation work. I know this sounds counter-intuitive, but when I stick with basics/compounds my joints feel great.
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