A few days ago, I was squatting with what I now understand is incorrect form. My wrists were turned under the bar (with thumb around the bar grip), elbows downward, and arms compressed in a way that put a lot of weight and stress on elbows, wrists, etc. Started feeling a dull but localized pain in between bicep and tricep (what I believe is the brachialis muscle) right after first set.
After the workout, I did a a lot of research into proper form, grip, positioning, etc. and bought the SS book to read the chapter on squats. Today, 2 days later, I tried applying what I had learned. I put my thumb over the bar, wrists turned up as to not allow my wrists/arms to bear the weight, shoulders back, and chest out, all with the bar in what I believe was proper low-bar position. Yet, after the first set, I had the exact same dull pain in the brachialis of my right arm, about 3 or 4 inches above the elbow. To confirm, I did a hammer curl-type motion, and the pain was right inside the muscle contracts during the hammer curl motion.
At first I was afraid that, despite all the tweaks to my grip and technique, that it was causing the same issue. But I'm thinking that maybe I just didn't give it enough time to heal, and ANY squat today would have caused pain there at this point (meaning that, once it heals fully, I can go back to applying the new SS-based style of squats without any further brachialis pain). I really hope its the latter.
10-03-2012, 09:58 PM #1
Squatting Pain Between Bicep and Tricep
10-03-2012, 10:26 PM #2
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