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    Joint Strengthening

    I was wondering if anyone can give advice on how to strength joints (elbows, knees, ankles, etc). Besides obviously building the muscle around the joint. I am asking this because my elbows and knees feel "loose" as in I feel the joint(s) slipping around at times. I 'm not sure if its genetic, or even a problem, but I was just looking for some insight. Thanks a bunch.
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    Get some glucosamine and chondroitin tablets, that's good for joints.
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    AFAIK, heavy lifting will strengthen your joints as well as your muscles. By heavy lifting I mean lifting 200 lbs 4 times when you max out at 5.

    But you should wait till teh el macho and emevas reply.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Su Lin
    Get some glucosamine and chondroitin tablets, that's good for joints.
    Ive seem to have good results with this also. I also seem to have good results with Cissus.

    I had a chronic elbow problem (complete with bursitis) for about 6 months that went away after a couple of weeks on glucosamine/chondroitin. I have mild issues with my shoulder that Cissus seems to have helped with.
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    How long has this been bothering you? Were there any injuries that started it? Does it differ between left and right side?

    "Slipping" sounds like a ligament issue to me. I take and recommend glucosamine/chondroitin (and MSM, but not to the same extent), but most of the research on them is about cartilage, not ligaments.


    Quote Originally Posted by krazy kaju
    AFAIK, heavy lifting will strengthen your joints as well as your muscles.
    Do not do this until you've got a reasonable idea of what's wrong and how serious it is. If there's no injury, appropriate training can strengthen the hamstring and other muscles that help to support the knees... but if you have some injury and you stack on the weight for a set of squats, you're liable to aggravate it. All of a sudden a partial tear becomes a full tear with some cartilage damage on the side, and that's no good for anyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRuss
    How long has this been bothering you? Were there any injuries that started it? Does it differ between left and right side?

    "Slipping" sounds like a ligament issue to me. I take and recommend glucosamine/chondroitin (and MSM, but not to the same extent), but most of the research on them is about cartilage, not ligaments.
    Basically my whole life, but like I said before it's not a "problem" it just a concern. I've never gotten injured because of it (but I have had an injury to my elbow which results in a painless pop - kinda like cracking a knuckle but it always does it under minimal pressure). I only brought it up because I'm beginning to train BJJ and, well joint locks are abundant in BJJ.
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    Okay, since it's not associated (as a cause or an effect) with injury, I'll back off the alarmism from the previous post... you mentioned that you weren't sure if it was even a problem. Has it been causing any problems for you, and if so, what?
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    There are a variety of "pre-hab" movements that are designed to strengthen joints/tendons/ligaments.
    Just search for them on Google or a lifting site and you should find plenty.

    Also, stretch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRuss
    Okay, since it's not associated (as a cause or an effect) with injury, I'll back off the alarmism from the previous post... you mentioned that you weren't sure if it was even a problem. Has it been causing any problems for you, and if so, what?
    More precautionary. The only problems I've had with those joints is occasional aching when doing twisting motions (roundhouse kicking on a sticky surface) or repeated pressure (armbar drills in Hapkido).
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