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I've been trying out a lot of the exercises on the site and I'm wondering about one of them...
Does anyone else find that the Elbows Out Extensions (http://abcbodybuilding.com/exercise3/elbowsoutextensions.htm) hurt the fokk out of your shoulders? My left shoulder feels like it's about to dislocate, even at low-weights.
Is this a form problem? Or is this one just not for me...
If it hurts don't do them. Don't waste your time. There are so many more efficient ways to hit triceps...close grip benchpresses(flat/incline/decline), skullcrushers, french presses, Dips, Bench Dips etc...
12-22-2004, 11:52 PM
I also felt a lot of stress, but for me it was in my elbows. You could try doing it on an incline bench.
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Oh, this sounds much less painful!
12-26-2004, 01:14 PM
They've never hurt me. And their a great exercise to assist in raising your bench press. Maybe try doing them laying down on a flat bench, that might take some of the stress off your shoulders, and allow you to concentrate more on form.
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12-26-2004, 01:28 PM
Fine - Lying triceps extensions
12-26-2004, 03:53 PM
Try it on a 45 Deg incline bench. Pull your shoulder blades back like your setting up for benching . Put your arm up like your at the top of a DB bench press and fix your elbow in that position. Slowly lower the weight until it touches your chest and raise it up. Really concentrate on keeping your elbow in a fixed position. If you still have pain from them stop doing it and try some different exercises. If your using it to increase you bench press i'd recommend close-grips. Oh ya and if your doing both arms at the same time all I can say is don't. Do one at a time.
Well, I was assuming that a SkullCrusher involved your skull caving in and brains going all over the place.
I'm sorry, but if you ask me, that sounds painful.
Of course, I could be wrong from the get go.
Thanks guys, this helps.
01-02-2005, 06:01 PM
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01-02-2005, 06:53 PM
1. Coz gave good advice. Some exercises may not be biomechanically correct for you. If it gives a sharp or "ill" pain, don't do it. Muscular pain, and joint/tendon pain are distincively different.
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Does anyone else find that the Elbows Out Extensions hurt the fokk out of your shoulders? My left shoulder feels like it's about to dislocate, even at low-weights.
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It also sounds like you have tight shoulders/ rotator cuffs.
I would recommend doing emphasized rotator cuff work, ie. dynamic/static stretching, and strength building. Many such exercises are listed in the exercise section of the site.
This is actually a good thing you are noticing this. Start prevention now and avoid serious injury later. Rotator injuries are a pain in the glutes and take a long time to heal. Don't go there bro! /forum/images/graemlins/cool.gif
01-02-2005, 07:08 PM
there are way too many replacements... just seek one, don't go out on a limb.. and screw yerself over later on.. just seek help/replacement
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