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Weight Training as it pertains to Tendinitis

Author: drtendon 12.23.2010 · Posted in Fitness

Weight Training as it pertains to TendinitisDr. Edward Holtman, D.C.  THE BICEPS:Most men would like to have large biceps and rippling abdominal muscles. To achieve this, we all know some muscle work is involved. We must perform some weight lifting or muscle building exercises.In doing so, it is easy to fall into the trap of thinking “more is better.” Unfortunately, “more” can and often does, lead to tendinitis. More reps (repetitions), more often, with heavy weights, or resistant pulleys, can lead to tendinitis.When targeting the biceps brachii and brachilis muscles (front side of upper arm), arm curls, concentration curls, hammer curls, low pulley curls, high pulley curls, barbell curls, machine curls, preacher curls, and reverse curls, all can contribute to repetitive over-use which can initiate main biceps tendon tendinitis (located at the center of elbow crease, front side.)Treatment: (Temporarily) severely curtail some of the muscle training (and straining). Proper use of heat and cold, vibration, specific stretching exercises, and very importantly, proven supplementation.The supplements contain natural anti inflammitories and one natural muscle relaxant. If your muscles tire easily, it might be helpful to take high protein. Protein is food for the muscles. It does not build muscle!Perform opposing muscle exercise; Pinch exercise tubing in a door about handle high, grasp the handle, while facing the door, and pull backward on the handle several times once or twice each day.  Stand 8 or 9 feet from the door, Do not over do! Next, Triceps extension exercises can help biceps tendinitis if not over done. By working the triceps muscles on the back of the upper arm, it casues the biceps muscles on the front side of the arm to relax. This takes the stress off of the biceps tendons and helps to relieve pain. This is only one of the exercises I recommend.I can’t stress strongly enough, that if you want total relief, our total program must be followed. Short cutting, diminishes the beneficial results to which you are entitled. THE KNEE:Leg squats, power squats, leg pressure, leg extensions, leg curls (standing or sitting), and bridging can, when overdone also lead to knee tendinitis. THE GROIN:Cable, adductions, machine adductions can lead to groin tendinitis. (Even though it is the adductor manus muscle that is involved.) It is not really a tendon, but when rubbing across it, it feels like a tendon.Thus, we see that well-meaning muscle building exercise can indeed cause tendinitis to develop.

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