forearms

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    Feb 08, 2011 1:31 AM GMT
    I feel like I strained my forearms, most likely from barbell curls. Anyone else ever experience this? Last week it would hurt like hell when i used an outward grip on a dumbbell or barbell- I've rested them for a few days and worked out my back today and feel a large decrease in the amount of pain. Any other suggestions? I've been icing them. Also looking for some preventive measures....maybe EZ Bar Curl would be better?
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    Feb 08, 2011 2:48 AM GMT
    Do more wrist/forearm exercises...and while you're at it, pick up a hand grip.
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    Feb 08, 2011 3:51 AM GMT
    EZ curl bar + add forearm/grip exercises to your routine.
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    Feb 08, 2011 4:27 AM GMT
    I'm in the same boat. If you figure out the answer, let me know.

    I started getting horrible pain when I'd let go of the (EZ Curl) bar after doing bicep curls. I let my forearms rest for two months, and the last time I tried curls, they hurt way too much. It feels like I permanently have splints or something.

    I just switch to doing rows on a cable machine instead of curling. That never seems to bother me.
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    Feb 08, 2011 4:39 AM GMT
    Straining tendons in your wrist, elbow, and forearm is really easy to do when hefting heavy weights. And almost everyone will do it at some point. It will also take time to heal.

    Anything that gives your wrists more freedom of motion (dumbbells, cables) is what you should stick with for the time being until it stops bothering you.

    As for me, I've just given up on straight bars in general -- don't use them for anything. Not worth the trouble.
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    Feb 08, 2011 3:18 PM GMT
    Thanks for all of the insight.
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    Feb 08, 2011 3:41 PM GMT
    iguanaSF saidAs for me, I've just given up on straight bars in general -- don't use them for anything. Not worth the trouble.


    Yeah, me too. I've just given up on straight bars in general -- don't use them for anything. Not worth the trouble. icon_cool.gif
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    Feb 08, 2011 3:45 PM GMT
    definitely avoid straining them further, they'll never get better. cables are a good idea, but I wouldn't do any forearm exercises for at least a week or until they the soreness is gone
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    Feb 08, 2011 9:46 PM GMT
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    iguanaSF saidAs for me, I've just given up on straight bars in general -- don't use them for anything. Not worth the trouble.


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    Feb 08, 2011 9:53 PM GMT
    Yup, I did this too once and I was back doing my bicep routine within a week and a half. Do some forearm stretches, hold your forearm out infront of you, raise your hand so your fingers are pointing at the ceiling, and push the tops of your fingers back with your other hand. Worked wonders for me.