I’ve been talking a lot about elbow pain this week on the blog.
Here’s a video Rick and I did where he gave me some suggestions to help with my elbow pain:
What part of your elbows are giving you pain? Here’s a simple test to do from Rick Kaselj:
I have pain on the medial side of the elbow.
I used Rick’s program to alleviate this pain. Because I’m so diligent (read: stubborn) with training that involves gripping etc, I get elbow pain from time to time. I go right back to the exercises and stretches that are outlined in his book. I’m also better at doing the preventive measures he has in the program, but like anyone, I get lazy and forget to do the stretches etc when I have no elbow pain.
I especially like how Rick has his book laid out so that I can target my medial elbow pain. I have no lateral elbow pain, so even though it’s important to do full range of motion stretches and strengthening movements, I know where my weakness and tightness is so I can focus more in those areas.
I always wondered if I was doing more harm than good by some of the rolling. stretching, massaging that I was doing. All those answers got cleared up for me.
I know that elbow pain is something that I’ll likely have to deal with since I”m not giving up my training, but the good news is that I have a plan of action to reduce it to a minimum. If you’re like me and suffer from repetitive use pain at the elbows, I highly recommend Rick’s plan.
Check it out here.