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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    Senior Member GazzyG's Avatar
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    Warming Up

    Just noticed this issue recently.

    Normally I warm up just with a few mins running and plenty of back/leg stretching, as I tend to get my big lifts (squat/dl) out the way first.

    Last session, however, nothing was free, so I pretty much had no choice but to do my dips first.

    CRIKEY! The pain in my left elbow, unreal. Had to stop after just a coupla dips. Cue frantic arm swinging, elbow flexing, gnashing of teeth, wearing of sackcloth. I did some more, it still hurt like a boss, but got steadily better until I could perform all my sets with no pain.

    Normally before I do dips, I'll have done DL, Bench and OHP, so my arms would be very warmed up, hence I normally have no pain at all whilst dipping. I honestly didn't realise how much warming up my elbows need before I can dip!

    Anyway, long winded way of getting around to it - what kind of warm up exercises/stretching can I do for my elbow area in case I come across this situation again? Short of simply bending and unbending my arm, I cannot think of anything to warm that joint.

    What do you suggest?

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    You could try some push ups and curls?

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    Hmm, pushups is interesting, spose I could add a few sets of push ups into the warm up, that might get the elbows going. Ta.

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    Cardio warm up on a rowing machine.
    Bench dips.
    Light dips on an assistance machine.

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