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Old 10-12-2009, 09:47 AM   #1
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Mentioned in my Intro that I used to ride bulls. So, have had a number of injuries. Broken ribs, collar bone, wrist, toe, etc. Think about dropping a Volkswagen on you from 3 feet up, you get the idea.

Both elbows have been beat up pretty good and have had to have cortisone injections in them 3 times. Appreciate any advice on what you would do to workout hard and still somewhat baby the elbows.

Left knee is also a problem. May be overuse. I walk at least 35 miles a week.

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My biggest piece of advice is don't use any exercises that heavily aggravate your elbows. No need to torture yourself.

If you're looking at training primarily for mass, maybe you can use some techniques like rest-pause and slower negatives to keep the weight slightly lower. This might help the joints as well.
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Appreciate the input. Think I'm going to like this site. ;-)

I do also take glucosamine daily. Stay away from Tylenol, etc.
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I do also take glucosamine daily. Stay away from Tylenol, etc.
No problem. I hope some of the other guys give you some feedback. There are many guys here that know their training.
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So, I'm thinking a should be able to go heavy(ier) on pressing movements and stay lighter on curling motions with maybe more reps in order to "baby" the elbows.

Maybe the bowflex would be easier on the elbows as far as curling motion, I'm not sure.
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So, I'm thinking a should be able to go heavy(ier) on pressing movements and stay lighter on curling motions with maybe more reps in order to "baby" the elbows.

Maybe the bowflex would be easier on the elbows as far as curling motion, I'm not sure.
Only way to tell is play around. I used to have brutal elbow tendinitis and to much pressing made it worse.

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Only way to tell is play around. I used to have brutal elbow tendinitis and to much pressing made it worse.

In the words of Clarence Bass...if it hurts, don't do it
Wow blast from the past, Clarence Bass. Is that "ole boy" still around?
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Yes, he is. I did an interview with him last month He looks tremendous.

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