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2008/05/21 20:56:13 (permalink)
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Pain in forearm after curling

When I am curling the underside of my forearm (when doing e-z curls) is sore, then when i put the weight down I get agonising pains for 5-10 secconds, they feel like they are in the fibia bone.

Was just wondering if anyone has had the same or knows whats wrong? Can it be fixed?

Thanks so much for any advise.
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    mike20uk
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    RE: Pain in forearm after curling 2008/05/21 21:00:45 (permalink)
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    mate, i no exactly how you feel ...

    and the simple answer is ... if there is a way ... i have never found it ...

    i find it doest hurt as much if u slightly relax your grip on the negative movement .. also ..do it thumbless ..

    other than that not much else i can say ....

    sorry
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    RE: Pain in forearm after curling 2008/05/21 23:29:50 (permalink)
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    i get it aswell, absolutely agonising.
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    RE: Pain in forearm after curling 2008/05/22 09:34:28 (permalink)
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    i had this for a while earlier this year, drop the weight on your EZ curls by quite a lot, increase your reps and take them easier, i found that when i did this it built more muscle in my arm and after a month or so the pain went away and i was able to increase the weight on the EZ bar....
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    RE: Pain in forearm after curling 2008/05/22 10:59:07 (permalink)
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    I get this as well....

    But i can feel it throughout other days it just randomly gets sore its just my right forearm, i just the heavy EZ curls may have damaged it or something, and i think the underhand shoulder grip lat pulldowns are hurting my forearm too, i think i may stop doing the pull down completely and maybe lay off the EZ curls or do it at a lighter wieght, i tried it yesterday at a lighter weight it was still sore but not as much, the heavuier the more pain.

    I like EZ curls way better than BB curls, they work my arms more becasue of the zig zag grip.
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    RE: Pain in forearm after curling 2008/05/22 11:35:42 (permalink)
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    I used to get this before. It was so bad I couldn't straighten my arms to 180 degrees, had to keep them at 150 degrees to keep the pain away . Basically it was because I got overambitious with the weights so I reduced it and now I can do it much more comfortably and with less pain, even though it takes more reps.

    Also, have you tried pre-excausting your biceps and forearms with chinups, pecflys, etc? If you do, then by the time you get to EZ bars it won't be just your forearms but your biceps too that will burn and probably pump so you won't notice the pain
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    RE: Pain in forearm after curling 2008/05/22 15:15:08 (permalink)
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    Do dumbell curls or use a oly hammer bar.
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    RE: Pain in forearm after curling 2008/05/22 15:41:18 (permalink)
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    my bicep session is heaviely affected by this forearm pain as its not enabling me to lift much in hammer curls etc either
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    RE: Pain in forearm after curling 2008/05/22 17:19:16 (permalink)
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    I also get the pain when using a hammer bar, just tried using dbs and they seem ok will try full sets with these on my next bicep day. Thanks for advise it seems like a common problem and from what I've read there doesnt seem to be a way to overcome it, are there any other exercises which hit biceps as hard as e-z curls but dont cause pain?
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    RE: Pain in forearm after curling 2008/05/22 18:34:01 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: montynod

    I also get the pain when using a hammer bar, just tried using dbs and they seem ok will try full sets with these on my next bicep day. Thanks for advise it seems like a common problem and from what I've read there doesnt seem to be a way to overcome it, are there any other exercises which hit biceps as hard as e-z curls but dont cause pain?


    Cable curls are ok (try 21's on cables, do you know what i mean?), but D'bell the best.becasue my forearms are sore i use a light weight and do EZ curl 21's instead of heavy EZ curls
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    RE: Pain in forearm after curling 2008/05/22 22:37:02 (permalink)
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    Yeah I know what you mean by 21s, sounds like a good idea will try that thanks really dont want to have to drop curling.

    Thanks for everyones advice but does anyone know why this happens?
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    RE: Pain in forearm after curling 2008/05/23 09:23:36 (permalink)
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    my theory is thats its something to do with your forearm strength not keeping up with your bicep, reason for this is that when i had this, i dropped the weight of the curl and did other exercises for the bicep and once my arms had built up and i went back to heavier curling it didnt hurt anymore....
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    RE: Pain in forearm after curling 2008/05/23 10:33:39 (permalink)
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    i get this from time to time, i usually alternate grip position and swap between EZ-bar and barbell or use dumbbells for a few weeks.

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    RE: Pain in forearm after curling 2008/05/23 11:21:40 (permalink)
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    Wrap your forearms tight... it really really helps.
    Best advice I have ever had probably.

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    RE: Pain in forearm after curling 2008/05/23 12:14:56 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: montynod

    Yeah I know what you mean by 21s, sounds like a good idea will try that thanks really dont want to have to drop curling.

    Thanks for everyones advice but does anyone know why this happens?


    Prob becasue the zig zag grip + heavy weigth on the bar must stress your forearm alot more than a Barbell
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    RE: Pain in forearm after curling 2008/05/23 12:15:51 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: mooperman

    my theory is thats its something to do with your forearm strength not keeping up with your bicep, reason for this is that when i had this, i dropped the weight of the curl and did other exercises for the bicep and once my arms had built up and i went back to heavier curling it didnt hurt anymore....


    yeah i agree weak forearms also, deadlifts help build up your forearms
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    RE: Pain in forearm after curling 2008/05/23 12:17:03 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: JohnOvManchester

    Wrap your forearms tight... it really really helps.
    Best advice I have ever had probably.




    yeah i tried this it does help alot but you still feel the pain, and you dont want to be damaging your forearm and making it worse
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    RE: Pain in forearm after curling 2008/05/23 13:05:30 (permalink)
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    I was told it was basically tendinitis.
    Short tendons getting stretched under load getting inflamed. You find if you let your wrist bend back it hurts less than keeping it straight... but whatever way when you let go of the bar it murders.
    Letting go slowly helps.
    The wraps apparently help spread the force.

    Another tip (is making the grip wider) again that would mean your tendons don't have as far to go... Stuart Cosgrove says try a dense foam rubber roll on the bar and you hod the foam.

    I have never tried the foam but the more I'm using the wraps on my forearms the more it's mending as the inflammation is not as bad.
    Droping the weight didn't help me, even when I came back slowly into things... my arms need heavy weight to respond at least for the 1st set and as soon as I go back to going heavy again (even after a long period of building the weights back up) I start getting the forearm pain.

    I also couldn't grip other things without pain (chins, flys, leg extensions holding the handles etc).
    Wraps have been my saviour.
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    RE: Pain in forearm after curling 2008/05/23 13:06:46 (permalink)
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    I ge this alot and particulalry in my right one.. i think and docs suggested that it could be a form of tennis elbow. So as above strapping could help.

    That said, i use the grippers in excercise (the ones with two handles on a springy thing) or get a plate in your fingers and bring it to the thumb. Although strictly a grip excercise does seem to warm up forearm muscles and i dont get the pain as much.

    silk

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    RE: Pain in forearm after curling 2008/05/23 13:28:41 (permalink)
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    I'm getting this too,bloody annoying.It helps a bit to start very light and do plenty of warm ups before doing any worksets.Not tried Johns wrapping idea but sounds good.Think I'll have some of that.
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