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  1. Mars is offline

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    forearm bone pain

    WTF is wrong with me???

    I have been lifting weights steadily for over a year. For some time now I have been getting this wierd painful feeling in my forearms whenever I do curls or when I pick up heavy things. It feels like they're actually bending! Is that normal? I have tried takibng breaks and lowering the weight but the only weights that make it stop hurting aren't enough of an overload to crate growth.

    I do train my forearms.
    I take extra protien. Muscle Milk before bed, and some generic whey stuff after each workout. I have heard that taking extra protien can leech calcium from your bones. But I am sure not getting a HUGE ammount by any means. Most of the meat heads at my gym take WAY more than me. And so just in case that did happen to me I started taking extra calcium as well.

    Any ideas, fellas? Hasanyone else had this?
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    Tendinitis?

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    lol @ tendonitis.. I get that **** too actually, but not from lifting weights.

    But thanks for the reply. I asked on a weight lifting message board and those clowns gave me all kinds of conflicting info


    my co pay is fine but my fuckwad doctor doesn't know squat about sports medicine. I could try to get a referral to a specialist I guess
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    I get pain in my forearms when I curl. I can't curl a straight bar, and I have to be really, really careful on an ez-curl bar if I'm curling (for me) a decent weight.
    Mine feels like connective tissue, rather than bone.
    I rest if it gets too bad, but generally, it's just annoying.

    Does it hurt when you put things down as well? That's the weirdest thing with mine... If I'm carrying something heavy and I put it down, it hurts more than if I was still carrying it.
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    WTF is wrong with me???
    I dunno, you are fucking ugly maybe? :tongue3:

    Quote Originally Posted by Mars
    I have been lifting weights steadily for over a year. For some time now I have been getting this wierd painful feeling in my forearms whenever I do curls or when I pick up heavy things. It feels like they're actually bending! Is that normal? I have tried takibng breaks and lowering the weight but the only weights that make it stop hurting aren't enough of an overload to crate growth.

    I do train my forearms.
    I take extra protien. Muscle Milk before bed, and some generic whey stuff after each workout. I have heard that taking extra protien can leech calcium from your bones. But I am sure not getting a HUGE ammount by any means. Most of the meat heads at my gym take WAY more than me. And so just in case that did happen to me I started taking extra calcium as well.

    Any ideas, fellas? Hasanyone else had this?
    Ok, seriously, where exactly are you feeling that pain? It may be tendonitis. If so, welcome to the club buddy :P

    The only sure way to get rid of it is to stop lifting for months, maybe a year. Really. That, and you'll need to apply a lot of painful massage on the affected areas (again, really.)

    I have pain in my left forearm, underneat where the foream connect to the elbow joint (around the bonny part). On my right forearm is the opposite as it is in on the side almost parallel to the thumb, where the flexors meet the elbow joint.

    I massage them all the time with tiger balm by digging my thumb into the affected area. It hurts like a bitch, but that's what you need to do - I doubt is the bones that are being affected (most likely is muscle and tendons and articulations.) Anyways, just get some ointment (preferably tiger balm) and dig your thumb into it. If it hurts, you are doing it right... again, really. That's how certified P.T. do it.

    I just live with it. Unless it becomes so bad, I won't stop lifting. What I do is that I warm up very well, and just bite the bullet. When its becoming bad, I just wrap an ACE band around it really tight for the duration of the exercise, release it (to allow circulation), and wrap the foreams again for the next set.

    In fact, after a certain load, I cannot properly do curls, barbel rows or jerks without supporting my forearms with ACE bands. It is either living with it or taking a long, long, long prolonged break. I chose the former :tongue6:
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    Quote Originally Posted by sochin101
    I get pain in my forearms when I curl. I can't curl a straight bar, and I have to be really, really careful on an ez-curl bar if I'm curling (for me) a decent weight.
    Mine feels like connective tissue, rather than bone.
    I rest if it gets too bad, but generally, it's just annoying.

    Does it hurt when you put things down as well? That's the weirdest thing with mine... If I'm carrying something heavy and I put it down, it hurts more than if I was still carrying it.
    YES! that's it man. That's what's going on. It hurts even worse for like twenty seconds after I put down what i am holding. I had to totally quit using a straight bar too.

    But it seems like it's deep inside my forearms like where the bone is.
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    But it seems like it's deep inside my forearms like where the bone is.
    I'm here to be corrected, but I'm pretty sure there are two bones, so if it's dead in the middle of your forearm, it could be connective tissue or something.

    And sorry, I couldn't resist this little gem:
    I had to totally quit using a straight bar too.
    Gay bars instead? :-P
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    He, Mars's forearms is in pain because of the straight bars, so he switched to the ghay bars. I wonder what he was doing with his hands in the straight bars that his forearms took such a beating (duck!!!)

    Yeah, sochin is the correct, there are two bones in the arm, so if your pain is deep within, it must be muscle or connective tissue.

    Jokes aside, curls with a straight bar are the worst **** you can do to your forearms. You need to have very flexible, strong and healthy wrists, forearms and hand extensors/flexors A PRIORI to be able to use straight bar curls. Very few people do. Use dumbbells, cables, ropes or the E-Z bars instead.

    If the pain is so intollerable, just stay away from any form of exercise that involves flexing the biceps or keeping the forearms under tension and with pressure in the direction of the inside of the forearm. 6 months probably would do... yep. It sucks.


    If it's not that bad, then you can either chose to take a break, or just bite the bullet. I chose the later. For very heavy loads, I just wrap my forearms to give additional support with an ACE band... see pic below.

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    Now, I know more or less the symptoms in my forearms, so I know when to take a break, plus I make sure I exercise every now and then without the wraps. Use the wraps only for the heaviest loads, and that's about it.

    You'll have to play with it, but first, you may want to take a long break, give yourself lots of massages by digging your thumb in the affected area (it hurts, but that's the only way.) You may want to see a doctor in any case.

    Then you come back and start playing with the ACE bands... just in case.
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    New To Weight Training? Get the StrongLifts 5x5 program and Rippetoe's "Starting Strength, 2nd Ed". Wanna build muscle/gain weight? Check this article. My review on Tactical Nutrition here.

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    The street argument is retarded. BJJ is so much overkill for the street that its ridiculous. Unless you're the idiot that picks a fight with the high school wrestling team, barring knife or gun play, the opponent shouldn't make it past double leg + ground and pound - Osiris
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    I had forearm bone pain aswell, half way from the middle of my forearm bone, to my elbow it would feel like it was going to break when i was doing curls/ wrist curls. It was a big problem bu eventually it just subsides, because your bones naturally strengthen, if you wait a while, your bones will heal and likely heal back stronger, similar to muscles.
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