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  • August 12, 2007 at 11:45 pm #813

    First Post here 🙂 – Been training on and off for about 2 years.

    Is there Anything that can help with tendonitus? I have it pretty bad in my left arm (Bicep/Elbow area).

    I am guessing all i can do is Rest and Ice? And maybe pump some Glutamine into the body 🙂

    Just wondering if you know much on this topic?

    Ive only just started training again so havnt been lifting heavy weights yet and its started up again allready. Im keen to train hard again and dont want to have another break.

    Any Advice?

    August 13, 2007 at 1:17 am #4703

    Yep rest, maybe some anti-inflams if it hurts too much. Eccentric only exercise (light) has been shown to help speed up recovery of tendonitis so you could try that.

    August 13, 2007 at 2:26 am #4704

    Bugger…. Im keen to get right back into training…..

    August 13, 2007 at 7:02 am #4705

    T-nation has good articles on how to battle it.

    August 13, 2007 at 8:42 pm #4706

    Ok thanks will have a look.

    August 13, 2007 at 10:52 pm #4707

    Ice- and try and select exercises that don’t make your pain any worse.

    August 13, 2007 at 10:56 pm #4708

    OK thanks…

    Well i worked chest yesterday and i usually do Triceps aswell but i missed all Tricep exercises out and it feels pretty good today.

    I think i might just have to cut own all arm work for a while – myabe just do some light work on “Arm Day”…

    Thanks for the help.


    August 14, 2007 at 3:42 am #4709

    Sorry if this has been a bit of a silly thing to ask about…

    August 14, 2007 at 10:30 am #4710

    concentrate on your legs (those that dont aggravate it with static holds). It will do wonders for your strength and athletic endeavours and you can still get some good training in while you heal. Also try doing the other side of your body as there will be neural carry over of strength for your other side as your tendon heals.

    August 14, 2007 at 9:20 pm #4711

    Yeah thanks. I have sort of changed my training split allready.

    Leg day today – Ouch!

    August 15, 2007 at 1:19 pm #4712

    you can jump on legs up to three times a week if u want. They are after all half ur body weight and people dont mind jumping on upper body 3 times a week. Legs are just important. Pay them some attention and ur squat and dead may improve. while u heal of course.

    i was jumping on lunges/leg press/squat/hack squat/ dead lift -stiff leg
    2wice a week and sometimes 3 on occasion when i started. Helped me a lot. it all changed when i started to incorporate the traditional deads….and lunges are always hard…no matter how frequently u train them

    that was when i started though and ur an experianced trainer…

    what im trying to say though is why not just concentrate on the legs for a while!

    August 15, 2007 at 9:39 pm #4713

    Yeah thanks for advice…

    Ive been doing them twice a week so far since im kinda hurt…

    The injury feels ok today so i will work shoulders tonight.

    Your right about lunges- they have to be one of the hardest exercises.. They pretty much work every bloody muscle in the leg.

    August 15, 2007 at 11:58 pm #4714

    Tip: if it starts to feel ok that means its injured and you need to lay off it for 2-3 months still so you will not reinjure it. Tendons take a LONG LONG LONG time to heal and are usually hampered by not giving it enough time and reaggravating the injury. Give it a long time to heal and focus on your legs as they are MORE important than the upper limbs (deads can really bring up your traps to make you look a shit load wider too) for strength, athletics etc

    August 16, 2007 at 1:44 am #4715

    Yeah i get what your saying but i cant rest it that long…

    But i will work legs alot more and leave all arm work out for a few more weeks 🙂

    Thanks Dave

    August 16, 2007 at 9:49 am #4716

    hehehe see you say you CANT rest it that long but if you DONT it stays with you for a long LONG time. I had patella tendonitis once (jumpers knee in laymans terms) and i thought stuff it ill play basketball 2 nights a week and lift it will go soon I cant take time off… took 6-8 months to go in the end and has never healed properly so that it can now reoccur IF i dont train correctly.

    Tendons are dangerous things not to take carefully they have next to no blood supply so heal extremely slow and are so important for transfer of force to your bones so really watch out for it as I wouldnt like your arm to become like my knee, it sucks.

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