In this video, I’ll go through the number one workout mistake that is wrecking your elbows.
Number One Workout Mistake That is Wrecking Your Elbows
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It is a pretty common belief out there that when it comes to working out, most of us focus way too much on pushing exercises and not enough time on pulling (rowing) exercises. We need a 1:1 ratio of pushing to pulling or we have to do a 2:1 (2 exercises of pulling to 1 exercise of pushing). If you follow this belief, you’re potentially wrecking your elbows.
Focusing on HWFE is super important when it comes to rolling or pulling movements to not wreck the elbows. When doing any type of pulling or rolling movement, we need to have the hand in line with the wrist, the forearm, and the elbow.
If you are not focusing on the hand, wrist, forearm and elbow when going through the rowing movement with an overhand grip and underhand grip, you are breaking that movement which leads to too much flexion. This puts unnecessary stress on the elbows.
When doing any type of pulling or rowing movement, place the hand, wrist, forearm and elbows in good alignment. Focus on the movement that is happening in the shoulder blades, shoulders and back areas.
Give that a go and try a couple of repetitions where you are over curling and see how your elbows feel. And then, focus in your hand, wrist, forearm and elbows on a perfect nice straight line and see how your elbows feel. If you feel a little bit of elbow pain and if you don’t make any changes, you will end up getting full blown elbow pain.
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Rick Kaselj, MS