****no soreness in biceps after workout, only pain in biceps tendon (the other side of elbow

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    Sep 20, 2013 9:17 PM GMT

    I wonder if someone is able to explain me why there is no soreness in biceps after workout. I do 3-4 workouts for biceps, it looks I do it correctly, but what I get is only pain on the other side of elbow ) I think it's tendon maybe. I have no idea why I do not feel any pain/burning in my biceps during I work out and no soreness after. I lift weight that is difficult for me to finish 3x10.

    any one wanna explain or chat any other gym issues, I am new to it, feel free to send me a private message

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    Sep 20, 2013 11:45 PM GMT
    It sounds like the pain is coming from your olecranon_fossahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olecranon_fossa. and the soft tissue that runs around it. Your biceps tendon is attached to you bicep and crosses humeroulnar joint (your elbow) on the anterior (palm side)

    Whats likely is that it is an overuse injury know as tennis elbow. The protocol for treatment is the same as any other tendon injury. RICE, rest, ice compression, elevation.

    The soreness in the biceps you seem to be reffering to is DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness). This soreness only occurs after your muslces are tortured with some thing they aren't used to. (unusually high volume, or intensity of a workout). Being sore isn't necessary to gain size or strength. If you usually do 3x10, it's unlikely you're going to get sore from 3x10.
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    Sep 20, 2013 11:53 PM GMT
    I get tendon pain easily when doing arms. Wearing a long sleeve t-shirt during workout helps to keep the area warm and reduce inflammation. Also, doing a 5 minute cardio warm-up before strength training helps. You may find stretching between sets to help. But stretching to prevent injury is controversial these days.
  • LuckyGuyKC

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    Sep 21, 2013 12:40 PM GMT
    You likely have plain old Tennis Elbow.

    Anti-inflammatory diet (go grain free for a week or two), take lots of a good grade Omega 3, and when it happens to me a couple of times a year I take the supplement Myo-Tone.