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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-27-2008, 10:08 AM Thread Starter
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Any of you guys running into problems with your joints? Like your wrists and elbows from lifting too heavy? Mine started acting up when I began ez-bar curling the bar + 160lbs my last set of 5. Being only 6'0 and 185 with small bone structure, my muscles were growing too fast for my joints I guess. I think I may need to go lighter on the weight next time around, but is there anything I can take/do for my joint pain?

Also, has anybodys sternum/breastbone ever popped while doing weighted dips? It felt like it wanted to break if thats any indication. I had a 105 on the chain at the time. Mine did one time and it didn't feel good, and once I strap heavy weight to the chain belt I can feel it begin to ache. Should I get it checked or just stick with my bodyweight? I appreciate any opinions.
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This shit I used to buy off of Chico made for some real bad joints. Shit just gave me a headache.

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I feel ya on that one. Been many years since I've had one of those.
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Yes, i have bad joints from heavy lifting also.
The 2 best sellers supplement wise are Animal Flex and SuperCissus Rx.

Currently im taking Orange Triad which is a mult. Vita. with Joint Supps in it as well.
During training for a meet i start taking one of the above with ibuprofen as needed.

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You're tendons may also be screeming from over-use. Try backing off on the bi and tri isolation stuff (curls, extensions..). Bi's and Tri's get worked alot in good basic building lifts- medium grip bench(flat & incline), shoulder presses, pull-ups/chin-ups, rows... ect. I've backed off to a couple (maybe 3) sets total of 10-12 rep sets that specifically isolate bi and tri's. Doing this has greatly reduced my joint pains (elbow tendonitits). Just my $.02.

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It seems when i'm sittin in a chair for more then 20 minutes and i get up, i can feel my knees going stiff.. I dunno if its from doing squats or just my knees wearing down from HS football 4 years ago.
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i am with ya!!...ez bar curls hurt like hell now..i get pains shooting down my forearms..a trainer I am friends with at the gym told me exactly what has been said, ..joint supplements and fish oils will help also..
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It seems when i'm sittin in a chair for more then 20 minutes and i get up, i can feel my knees going stiff.. I dunno if its from doing squats or just my knees wearing down from HS football 4 years ago.
Just wait... I'm 20 years out, getting out of bed in the morning is fun.

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Just wait... I'm 20 years out, getting out of bed in the morning is fun.
I'm only 23..
i dunno if its me tryin to lift too much when i do squats (3x10 with 315) or just my knees suffering from HS Football..

My guess is my knees are that they are weak and cant do much on squat anymore.

Either way i've became a sissy and started doing light reps on squat/leg press/extensions.
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It seems when i'm sittin in a chair for more then 20 minutes and i get up, i can feel my knees going stiff.. I dunno if its from doing squats or just my knees wearing down from HS football 4 years ago.

Sitters knee i've heard it been called. I wont be able to walk for a while if im sitting for more than 30min. Prop your legs up and it wont happen.

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I'm only 23..
i dunno if its me tryin to lift too much when i do squats (3x10 with 315) or just my knees suffering from HS Football..

My guess is my knees are that they are weak and cant do much on squat anymore.

Either way i've became a sissy and started doing light reps on squat/leg press/extensions.
Man, I would stay away from the extensions- the shearing force can be cause for knee strain (IMO). I'm pushing 40- have been lifting on and off since HS, did HS track/football/lacrosse & 15 yrs of mx/trail riding- in spite of all that my knees are pretty good for now. I've switched to alternating either doing squats or deadlifts on my lift days- staying away from extensions & curls.
However, even on my heavier squat days I am not even approaching 315, maybe 275 at the heaviest... sounds like I'm the sissy.

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