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    Elbow tendinitis from LBBS

    The title pretty much sums it up. Iíve recently switched to low bar and I love everything about it EXCEPT my elbows are absolutely on FIRE after every session.

    Yesterday I was supposed to bench after squatting and my left elbow was so bad I could barely press 2 plates (I was supposed to be doing triples with 390 - needless to say that didnít happen).

    Iíve read a lot in regards to mobility, changing hand placement, changing grip, etc. but I was just curious if anyone on the board has a) experienced this and b) found a solution that worked for them?
    The harder I work, the luckier I get.

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    There really is no solution. Some people just will never be able to back squat low bar without elbow pain. I for one, will never get under an oly bar again. It's SSB or buffalo bar from here on out. Which sucks cause now I have a mastadon bar in my gym

    Some things that used to help me suffer thru it:

    Keeping a close eye on shoulder ROM. Keeping scaps clear and free.

    Keeping pecs and lats loose

    Don't wrap all fingers around the bar. I used to keep my pinky and ring finger under the bar

    Use high bar whenever possible such as for assistance work

    That's about it. This is a problem I have never solved and never seen anyone else solve it either. It plagued me and several teammates. It would shut down bench days and leave us in agony.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PillarofBalance View Post
    There really is no solution. Some people just will never be able to back squat low bar without elbow pain. I for one, will never get under an oly bar again. It's SSB or buffalo bar from here on out. Which sucks cause now I have a mastadon bar in my gym

    Some things that used to help me suffer thru it:

    Keeping a close eye on shoulder ROM. Keeping scaps clear and free.

    Keeping pecs and lats loose

    Don't wrap all fingers around the bar. I used to keep my pinky and ring finger under the bar

    Use high bar whenever possible such as for assistance work

    That's about it. This is a problem I have never solved and never seen anyone else solve it either. It plagued me and several teammates. It would shut down bench days and leave us in agony.
    Thanks man - I was afraid that might be the case.

    I was considering a buffalo bar for my garage set up so I think you just made that decision easier for me.

    I will def have to do high bar on bench days - that sh*t was unbearable.
    The harder I work, the luckier I get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurt View Post
    Thanks man - I was afraid that might be the case.

    I was considering a buffalo bar for my garage set up so I think you just made that decision easier for me.

    I will def have to do high bar on bench days - that sh*t was unbearable.
    If you go buffalo bar get the duffin version. Amazing bar. Works awesome for bench too.
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    Like pob said. The pinky under the bar, talon grip, has helped me keep my elbows down by my sides. Which, in turn, has kept mine pain free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PillarofBalance View Post
    If you go buffalo bar get the duffin version. Amazing bar. Works awesome for bench too.
    Thats the one I was considering - along with the shoulderok they make as well to help with shoulder stability.
    The harder I work, the luckier I get.

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    Oh another thing to note is this isn't tendinitis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PillarofBalance View Post
    Oh another thing to note is this isn't tendinitis.
    Yeah sorry I should’ve specified it reaggravated an old case of tendinitis for me just from the strain it’s putting on my elbows. I didn’t mean that it caused it - I’ve only had like 4 sessions with LB positioning so far.
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    Forgot to mention. When i had this similar problem before. Ecks mentioned a wider grip. Tinymk said he had to lay his arms on top of the bar because of the issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metalhead1 View Post
    Forgot to mention. When i had this similar problem before. Ecks mentioned a wider grip. Tinymk said he had to lay his arms on top of the bar because of the issues.
    Oh yeah forgot that one. Wider grip can help.
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    I ended up going to this new-aged chiropractor at my gym awhile ago. He put this laser around the area for a while to heat it up, massaged it with some weird gel, than stuck some electrodes around my elbow and than shocked them bitches into submission...haven't had a problem since. This was back late 2018.


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