To give some background information: I'm just shy of a month out from a meet.. Monday was my heavy bench day. I tore thestplate on my SDP and just got it back, so more than anything I wanted to check out the shirt, make sure it was right, because I just don't have time to get a new shirt and break it in. So I worked up to upper 700s full range. Wasn't a big deal, but I had some problems touching (I wasn't tucking enough, really just was nervous about a complete blowout in the shirt). I then worked dumbell wrist curls (reverse and regular) for accessory work at the end of the workout.
On tuesday, it was my medium DE Squat day, so I worked with 470 + choked blue bands. These are new bands, so choked they have alot of tension, but I was moving the bar ok, so I stuck it out for my 7 sets. The thing is about half way through those sets, my forearms, on the inside of the elbow and up the biceps just started screaming with pain. The medial extensors were literally twitching at one point, but it wasn't a true cramp. I chalked it up to a super hot day, the gym was warm and I was off.
Wednesday was rest day, I spent the day typing a grant proposal and a journal manuscript.. so lots of repetitive use work with my forearms.
Thursday, again typing most of the day, went to do DE bench. 275 is my usual working weight, but quite honestly it hurt like hell. The same spot on the forearms and lower biceps. I dropped weight back to 225, worked half a dozen sets that way then moved on to the rest of the workout. I couldn't hold onto a dumbell for rows on either hand. At the end of the workout, one of my training partners rolled my forearms and biceps out with a Big Stick.. it was almost like there was bubble wrap under my skin.
Friday I felt great, until i unloaded a big truckload of mulch. Some forearm discomfort, but nothing bad.
Today, squatting was a freaking mess. I warmed up raw to 460 like normal, no problems. in briefs to 740, still no problems, 830 with suit on, straps loose, left forearm started to just hurt, like electric jolts to my hand after i finished that set. 920 just sucked ass. I went down, electricity shot through my arms and my left biceps, and I bailed on it. So now lower biceps, medial forearm with left side worse than right.
I'm putting together a rehab plan, but honestly, right now, I feel asif there was nothing wrong other than a slight twinge in my left lower biceps.
Has anyone experienced this? My wife said she thinks I'm torquing my elbows too far under the bar, trying to push my chest up more, and thus straining/stressing those muscles. Unfortunately I don't have video from today, so I'm just looking for anyone with similar experiences squatting. I've been squatting for almost 25 years and I've never felt anything like this ever before.... anyone?