Soreness amd losing lifting strength

  • jmanorlando

    Posts: 205

    Sep 22, 2007 3:34 PM GMT
    I have been lifting for a yar and recnetly I have started to get soreness in my arms when lifting and losing lifting strength.

    It is most noticable when I perform dubmbell bench and incline presses.

    Has anyone else experienced this?

    I do not over eat, so that may be the issue but I take protein power and eat many small meals, so I am not sure any ideas?
  • GQjock

    Posts: 11649

    Sep 23, 2007 2:16 AM GMT
    define what kind of soreness you feel and where the soreness is...

    a few things might be going on

    first... you might be doing these movements incorrectly and it's causing joint and tendon problems
    ... if the soreness is more at the joints instead of within the muscle then this is what its likely to be

    also it might be that you're over training
    are you giving each muscle group 48 hrs to recompensate?
    Take a step back and look at your workouts
    technique and frequency are the usual buga-boos in a problem like this
  • jmanorlando

    Posts: 205

    Sep 27, 2007 3:21 AM GMT
    This is reall y hard to define - the soreness is not at the elbow or the shoulder but in between and seems to be two thirds up the arm on the back side, more under the tricep.

    I do take breaks of over 48 hours and rarely perform heavy sets to test limits. I am more into being toned and do low weight - higher rep workouts.

    What I have been experiencing is a gradual and consist drop off in power to lift the wieght I was getting up with ease 4 - 6 weeks ago. Now that weight is a struggle.

    I need to review my calorie intake as another concern so I need to review that also. However, since this is isolated to one area I think that is unlikely and my weight is stable.

    Any help is appreciated. Thanks
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    Sep 27, 2007 4:29 AM GMT
    I think GQ (whose new main picture looks great...) is hitting it squarely on the head.

    Overtraining does not necessarily mean too much weight - it could mean too much volume. And 48 hours may not be sufficient in the long run.

    How long has it been since you've changed routines or taken a 1 week break?

    Here's a simple test:

    For one week, do NO lifting. Just your cardio. Stay on your eating plan. If, when you come back to training, you find your strength has increased, that would tend to confirm the suspicion that you're overtraining.

    One other thing: If you tolerate them well, you might take an anti-inflammatory - ibuprophen or something similar - to help reduce internal swelling and irritation.
  • jmanorlando

    Posts: 205

    Sep 28, 2007 4:19 AM GMT
    Well I went to the DOctor and GQJock you were right on the tendon - tendonitis it is and time and rest should get things back to normal.

    I didn't realize several tendons are in the upper arm but when in seeing my doctor he quickly singled out the root of the pain and I just need to relax that for a little while.

    While I am not a huge doctor fan I do prefer knowing what I am up against. Thanks guys for the comments