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Old 05-Oct-03, 11:03 PM   #1
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Why does my arm hurt when i curl?


Ok here's the deal, I curl everynight with my bar, after about 2 weeks I started having this pain only in my right arm, it doesn't seem like a muscle pain, I dont know if it's my bone or something, but it hurts due to the curling, i stopped curling for about 2 weeks and the pain went away, i started curling again and it came back. I lift about 40 pounds 20 times in a row, it takes a lot of strength and i'm tired after it but it works, how come I have this pain? Am I holding the bar wrong? Please look at the pictures below and see if you can figure out why?



Here is a picture of my bar that I curl with: http://www.wildcattechnologies.com/rensy/bar.jpg

This is how I hold the bar: http://www.wildcattechnologies.com/rensy/hands.jpg

This is where it hurts on my arm: http://www.wildcattechnologies.com/rensy/arm.jpg
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Old 05-Oct-03, 11:09 PM   #2
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i thought it was ur upper arm that hurt by ur description, but i dunno why it would hurt ur forearm, r u using proper form?

if ur doing 40 pounds with 20 reps, why not throw a few more pounds on there and lift heavier and go like 7-10 reps?
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Old 05-Oct-03, 11:19 PM   #3
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because that would hurt my arm more lol, i dont know if my form is right, it is how it is in the picture.
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Old 05-Oct-03, 11:35 PM   #4
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it would be a strain caused by overuse

curling every day is not such a great idea - especially if you are only just starting out - you need to give time for your muscles to recover... so cut back on what you're doing

you need to rest now!

then start back out with higher reps and lower weight

i had similar problems and found shifting to dbs helped the problem

here's a link to someone recently having a similar problem

do a search on elbow/arm pain to see more examples

immediate treatment is rest and ice (RICE method)

followed by more rest and massage/heat/ultrasound

then starting back at it gradually and not pushing yourself so hard
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Old 05-Oct-03, 11:36 PM   #5
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thanks crazyr ill try that
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Old 06-Oct-03, 12:49 AM   #6
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nuk1m i dont think its caused by overuse. Since starting to lift weights this has hurt my arms every now and then in same exact area. I dunno whats up either just work through it unless it really bothers you. Of course if you are already fully grown then maybe our problems arnt the same.
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Old 06-Oct-03, 01:27 AM   #7
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i used to get this all the time with bars, so i wimped out and went to dumbbells only. no problems since then
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Old 06-Oct-03, 02:04 AM   #8
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I'r recommend doing curls no more than twice a week for a while to see if the pain goes away. Also warm up u'r forearm/wrist before curling - move wrsit around, open close fist etc.

PS: If u do manage to get rid of the pain, plz post here and let us know, so we know what works and what does not.
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Old 06-Oct-03, 03:08 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by Darkangel5
I dunno whats up either just work through it unless it really bothers you.
if your body starts giving you warning signs DON'T ignore it

it may not be too bad and you may be able to work through it but long term you will cause greater damage and be off from working out longer!
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Old 06-Oct-03, 09:02 AM   #10
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i had that exact same problem but when i switched from a close grip to a wider one i found the pain went away also it doesnt hurt if i use a straigh bar
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Old 06-Oct-03, 09:16 AM   #11
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Surprised by the location you circled. I slashed that with glass, got 40 stitches and when I flex it bulges do to something being not right.

But it does not hurt, thankfully did not hit any main cables.

You should not be having problems there.
-stretch
-massage on 2 axis
-rest
-ease back in with different grib or dumbells

you know the high reps wont make your arms big right?
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Old 06-Oct-03, 08:03 PM   #12
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I know that a straight bar would solve the problem, but the crooked bar or whatever should still work.. right?

what do you mean the high reps wont make my arms big? I'm a newbie plz explain
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Old 07-Oct-03, 06:54 AM   #13
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I know that a straight bar would solve the problem, but the crooked bar or whatever should still work.. right?
each to their own

try something different and see how your body reacts... dumbells are an example

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what do you mean the high reps wont make my arms big? I'm a newbie plz explain
generally higher reps train for muscle endurance rather than hypertrophy (making larger)

read through this for some basic information including the amount of sets/reps you should be doing
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