In this video, I wanted to go through what to do if you get elbow pain when doing dumbbell exercises.
Quick Fix for Elbow Pain When Doing Dumbbell Exercises
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There are 2 Tips that I can give you.
#1 – Swap out the Dumbbells for a Barbell
You can do your exercises utilizing the barbell so you can have help from both sides. Instead of things being isolated with the dumbbells and each arm having to work independently to do the exercise and do the movement, now you are getting assistance from both sides. If you have one side that is a little stronger than the other, it will be able to help the other side. That is your first option.
#2 – Use Wrist Straps or Lifting Straps
Using a Wrist Strap or a Lifting Strap
I can use either the wrist straps or lifting straps when I am using the dumbbells. I could put them on and wrap them around the dumbbells and tighten it up. By doing this, a lot of the load is put onto my wrist and I don’t have to work as hard in the grip to do the exercise. Now that I am not having to grip as hard with my hand and my fist, that will put less stress on the elbow joint.
If you are having elbow pain when utilizing the dumbbells when doing dumbbell exercise, you can do those quick things. You can swap out the dumbbells for the barbell or you can get the wrist straps or lifting straps while doing the dumbbell exercises to decrease how much grip strength you need which will decrease the stress on your elbows.
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