3 Exercises to Skip If You Have Golfer’s Elbow

In this video, I’ll go through 3 exercises that you need to skip if you have golfer’s elbow or medial elbow pain.

3 Exercises to Skip If You Have Golfer’s Elbow

 

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#1 – Straight Bar Bicep Curl

Straight Bar Bicep Curl

Straight Bar Bicep Curl

You should leave out barbell curls if you have elbow pain. When curling up, the force in the bar wants to take you into extension, bending the wrist back, so you need to fight back to keep the wrist in neutral. You need to create a flexion force, curling force that puts more stress on that inside part of the elbow, medial elbow or golfer’s elbow.

#2 – Underhanded Barbell Row

Underhanded Barbell Row

Underhanded Barbell Row

When rowing, the weight of the barbell puts you into extension. You need to create a flexion force in order to complete the movement or prevent the weight from moving your wrist into extension. This puts a lot of stress in your forearm and in the medial part of the elbow.

#3 – Chest Pec Fly Machine

Chest Pec Fly Machine

Chest Pec Fly Machine

The third exercise involves a machine that is usually found in weight lifting gyms, bodybuilding gyms, and rec centers called the Chest Pec Fly Machine. It is a machine that you sit in, grabbing the handles with your arms straight, gripping the handles, bringing your arms out front and then returning back. The handles are trying to push you into extension and you are fighting the tension to keep the wrist in neutral. This creates a flexion force that puts stress on the forearm and elbow.

If you have medial elbow pain or golfer’s elbow pain, make sure to cut out those three exercises that causes more damage and pain to your elbows.

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Rick Kaselj, MS