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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?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    question about tendonitis in the elbow

    i have tendonitis in the elbow so i stopped working out my triceps but apparently its just getting worse as now it even hurts when im shoulder pressing and bench pressing. today i was doing situps holding weights on my chest and it was hurting... what do you guys recommend?

    i could still work out my back, bis, delts, and legs. should i just work them out until my tendonitis gets better? or should i just take a break? if i do take a break im scared its going to be a month to three months or something. this tendonitis in my elbow has no intention to leave anytime soon.

    btw for those of you who had tendonitis before what did you do to get rid of it? thx.

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    I've had to stop doing dips, most extensions, and bench pressing for a while do to developing tendonitis. I also can't do military presses with dumbells because of it. It never got to the point where it hurt, but I could feel the tendon stretching and popping, and I had a slight pain after bench pressing. I would ice it, and do not do any specific exersise that bothers it. Once the pain goes away, you don't have to give up benching forever. I find that if I just bench once every 2 weeks or so, I can still progress on the exersise without pain. However, I don't think I will ever do weighted dips again, which sucks because I love them. IB profin also helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HahnB
    I've had to stop doing dips, most extensions, and bench pressing for a while do to developing tendonitis. I also can't do military presses with dumbells because of it. It never got to the point where it hurt, but I could feel the tendon stretching and popping, and I had a slight pain after bench pressing. I would ice it, and do not do any specific exersise that bothers it. Once the pain goes away, you don't have to give up benching forever. I find that if I just bench once every 2 weeks or so, I can still progress on the exersise without pain. However, I don't think I will ever do weighted dips again, which sucks because I love them. IB profin also helps.
    how long did it take to recover?

    i do take motrin 3 pills twice a day. im upping it to 3 times a day starting today. this is ridiculous.

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    I sure hope them ib's aren't 800 mg ea.
    anyhow take 1 800mg 3 x daily or 4-200 3 x daily
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    If you've been working out for many months in a row, a complete break in all exercises for 2 weeks to a month will help shock your muscles into new growth when you start a routine back up. You will also notice whether the tendonitis is a temporary pain in the ass from overuse or more serious, in which case you should talk to a doctor.
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    I had a very bad flare up of tendonitis in my elbows several years ago. I kept on trying to work around it and lift through the pain. I finally woke up and realized that I was not making any progress with my training goals and I was making my elbows much worse. I finally took 2 weeks off from all training and took 800mg Motrin 4 x day. I also iced my elbows a couple times a day for the first few days then switched to a heating pad a couple times a day. I returned to lifting using lighter weights and higher reps at first and gradually worked back up to heavier weights and lower reps.
    This worked very well for me. If you take a break and still have pain in your elbows I would see a sports med doc and have it looked at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gopher
    I had a very bad flare up of tendonitis in my elbows several years ago. I kept on trying to work around it and lift through the pain. I finally woke up and realized that I was not making any progress with my training goals and I was making my elbows much worse. I finally took 2 weeks off from all training and took 800mg Motrin 4 x day. I also iced my elbows a couple times a day for the first few days then switched to a heating pad a couple times a day. I returned to lifting using lighter weights and higher reps at first and gradually worked back up to heavier weights and lower reps.
    This worked very well for me. If you take a break and still have pain in your elbows I would see a sports med doc and have it looked at.
    wow. i wish my tendonitis would heal up like that. maybe i should take a complete break like you... but my tendonitis is not to the point where it hurts when im not working it out. but it does hurt when i wash my hair so now im washing it soft and it stinks!

    oh boy. do you recognize the kind of tendonitis i have? was yours like mine? or was it completely different?

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    i had tendonitis in my achillis , i just took time to rest as well as some motrins each day and i was fine in about 2 months .
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