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leerees
06-10-2006, 11:39 AM
Hi

I've been training for about six months and have recently run into a problem. When I do a bench press I get a shooting pain in my right forearm and it prevents me from completing a rep.

I stopped training for 3 weeks to see if it would go away, I also stopped using my PC (in case it was RSI). I've returned to training and the problem has come back.

I find if I lower the weights then it is less intense, but this kind of defeats the object of me training in the first place, i.e. to build muscle.

What could be wrong?

MarlboroMan
06-10-2006, 11:43 AM
Hi

I've been training for about six months and have recently run into a problem. When I do a bench press I get a shooting pain in my right forearm and it prevents me from completing a rep.

I stopped training for 3 weeks to see if it would go away, I also stopped using my PC (in case it was RSI). I've returned to training and the problem has come back.

I find if I lower the weights then it is less intense, but this kind of defeats the object of me training in the first place, i.e. to build muscle.

What could be wrong?

check you form, check your wrist postioning, dont bend your wrists down, keep them straight so the weight/tension will pass through your forearms into your arms and on to your chest, alot of people bend there wrists as they grip the barbell, make sure this is not the problem.

fried96
06-10-2006, 11:47 AM
Sorry I'm not sure what could be the problem but I do know that you need to see a doctor quickly if you want to speed up the recovery. I've had multiple injuries and I've tried waiting a couple of weeks and taking aleve 2 times a day and sometimes that makes it go a way, but if it doesn't which it sounds like it won't in your case, I would see a doctor so you can find out what it is and what you can do about it.

leerees
06-10-2006, 11:50 AM
Hi, form is ok,

Also I don't get this pain in normal everyday life, it only occurs during weight training, with this in mind wont my doc just say dont train.

So does anybody here have any ideas as to what it could be?

leerees
06-11-2006, 04:30 PM
anyone?

leerees
06-26-2006, 01:34 PM
I don't want to sound like a winger here but I was really hoping i'd get more responses, the people i train with are pissed off with me dropping out of bench presses all the time!

Has anybody else here experienced this pain, it's in the elbow more than the forearm. The best way of describing it is it feels like an ELECTRIC SHOCK!

Also the doctors in the UK are pathetic, i did go to my doc but he just said dont train and it wont hurt. he didn't really even examine me.

Ronnald
06-26-2006, 10:01 PM
In my oppinion, regular doctors can't help you much with injuries like that.

It seems that you pulled a muscle so you should go see a sports medicine specialist. Look in your phone book, you should be able to find one if you live in a big city.

Ron

Jef-El
06-26-2006, 10:10 PM
Not sure if you do, but if you use a thumbless grip, this may cause wrist/lower forearm pain.

ironman99h
06-27-2006, 04:26 AM
Hey bro. I've been having similar pains. It started back in Feb when I was doing Preacher curls and never went away. I've trained through it and have made big gains, but I'm thinking that I need to get it checked out. I'll be going to the TMC tomorrow and see what their diagnosis is. With my luck, these military docs will say it's turf toe. They always screw up their exams the first time around.

KingSht
06-27-2006, 04:53 AM
Hi

I've been training for about six months and have recently run into a problem. When I do a bench press I get a shooting pain in my right forearm and it prevents me from completing a rep.

I stopped training for 3 weeks to see if it would go away, I also stopped using my PC (in case it was RSI). I've returned to training and the problem has come back.

I find if I lower the weights then it is less intense, but this kind of defeats the object of me training in the first place, i.e. to build muscle.

What could be wrong?
If you have an irresistible urge to do bench press, then it is a good idea to lower (you mean lessen) the weights and work on high reps for a while. This might actually help recovery depending on the severity of pain. Otherwise it's best to avoid completely for a while and just pick another exercise that is similar or works similar muscles, like weighted pushups or dips, and you might be able to get away with using high resistances.

Riffo
06-27-2006, 05:22 AM
pinched nerve

LIBUscott
09-22-2017, 01:43 PM
Hey man, it sounds like it could be a pinched/trapped nerve.

I would suggest using a lacrosse ball on your forearm and upper arm/ try to find places that you cannot relax onto as you put a little bit of weight on (look up explinations on this if you never have, and ease into it. Youre searching your arm not grinding it). Also more warming up at your hands, wrist, elbow, and shoulder would likely help you a lot.

If you find out any info out about the pain just let us know and/or email me. At the very least I can try and give you more info. If you were to experiment with other straight presses (like with dumbells or neutral grip dumbells. use less weight but slow your eccentric for a few weeks) and tell us what else gives you similar pain, we might have more luck helping out.

Best of luck and stay strong man