I was working out with some dumbells the other day and my arms have been hurting ever since. What can i do to stop the pain, and was it because i was using the wrong technique, or because i dont usually work out?
For most people, however, stretching exercises are useful mainly as a warm-up for aerobic (endurance) exercise activity. Gently stretching before you begin aerobic exercise is important for three reasons:
It warms up the muscles
It makes the muscles looser
It decreases the chances of injury
Stretching again after the aerobic exercise can help prevent stiffness.
Exercise comes in several different flavors. There are strengthening exercises, stretching exercises, and aerobic (or endurance) exercises. You need to know the merits and limits of each type.
Strengthening exercises are the traditional "body-building" exercises that build stronger muscles. Squeezing balls, lifting weights, and doing push-ups or pull-ups are examples. Strengthening exercises are only one part of a beneficial exercise program, however. These exercises can be very helpful in improving function in a particular body part after surgery (for example, knee surgery) where it’s necessary to rebuild strength. They also help to strengthen your bones react to stress by becoming stronger; they can help strengthen bones even at advanced ages. Warmth may be benefit in relieving spasms and pain or soreness. Heat may be applied with hot showers, hot compresses, or a heating pad. Aspirin, ibuprofen, or naproxen will help relieve pain and inflammation in your elbow. I hope this helps you. And good luck.
I would say that you should check your technique. You definitely should not be lifting more than you can handle at one time.