tennis elbow?? how do i train?

ok guys need ur help. ive got an elbow injury and when i do lifts/weights it ends up hurting. i decided to give it a rest (3 weeks) i wanna start training again but i can still feel small pangs of pain…what do i do?? i dunt want to slowly lose my muscles…

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  1. likeajellybaby, 04 February, 2010

    You need more rest. If it still hurts, you are not ready to resume exercise. I would go to the doctor and get a prescription to see a good physical therapist who will help you recover from your injury and get your muscle tone back without causing any further injury. You’ll be surprised at how well they can do that.

  2. archangel, 04 February, 2010

    I perfectly agree with the other guy. we can only give advise based on experience or research from the net or books, but who can be better qualified to address your condition? Somebody who of course, have studied this sort of thing. Exercising with pain can only worsen your condition. It’s an absolute no-no to exercise once you experience pain. See a doc or a physical therapist, so they can treat the problem asap, and not worry too much. In any case, you really don’t have to worry, because, you can do "isometric" contractions, wherein you can "contract" your muscle without changing it’s length as opposed to "isotonic" which can hurt if you do. As long as you don’t have hypertension, then try doing isometric contractions, with your elbow bent 90 degrees and voluntarily "move" your biceps without straightening your elbow, 3sets – 15reps each. Afterwhich, stretch your arm, then "move" your triceps, without bending your elbow; 3sets-15reps each. It’s not as effective as isotonic exercises where you have to move a joint against a resistance, but it’s better than no exercise at all, right?

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