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    Default Joint pain

    I have been lifting for a little over 4 months now. Doing any type of lift recently has started giving me pain in my wrists, elbows and shoulders. I don't get any muscular pain, only pain in the joints.

    Since the initial pain mid workout, I find that these pains occur with everyday lifting and body movements as well.
    I weigh 90kg, 184cm tall, with about 15% bodyfat. 10kg's of this have been put on in the last 4 months.

    Current lift weights-
    Deadlift - 110kg
    Squat - 100kg
    Benchpress - 80kg

    Any help on easing the pain while working out would be great, and if you need any more info feel free to ask and i'll post it here as soon as possible!
    I started taking krill oil tablets a few days ago, and have been using far lower weights while working out, which still causes pain to a lesser degree.

    Thanks,
    Nick.
    Last edited by LionOverLamb; 09-10-2013 at 02:52 PM.

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    how old are you? could just be your age

    if your not on any joint supplements now id suggest getting on something. something as small as glucosamine chondroitin should help. I personally only find great benefits from actually joint supplements that help the joints in more ways than on and help rebuild.
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    I'm 18 years old, so I don't think it would be that?

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    When I get pains I take a few Aleve gel caps and pain goes away in a few days. I take the fish oil too but also take 1000iu of Vitamin D3 twice a day.
    54 years old
    5'8" 170lbs
    Neck 17.5"
    Chest 48"
    Waist 32"
    Biceps 15"
    Forearms 13"
    Wrist 7.25"
    Thighs 23"
    Calf 16"
    Body Fat Percentage: 11%
    Daily Calorie Goal: 3000
    Weight goal 190lbs at 12-15% BF

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    Might be your age. You just started to lift(<6mons) and sometimes your bones are not yet strong enough to handle the loads. Taking some calcium would help some. But time under tension and gradual lessening of the soreness would be optimal. If after working out the soreness either increases or does not reduce over say a 2-3 month period then seek your physicians advice.

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    How many times a week you training? Might be worth posting your training program to be critiqued, as you say you've lowered the weights but might need to go lower and concentrate on your form. Agree with Yitmy, if no better check with the doc.

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    I have been training 4 times a week (sometimes 5)

    Workout A - Chest & Biceps

    Benchpress - 60-80kg, max reps x 5 sets
    Dumbbell Flyes - 12.5kg, max reps x 5 sets
    Incline Dumbbell Benchpress - 15kg, max reps x 5 sets

    EZ bar Preacher Curls - 25kg, max reps x 5 sets
    Hammer Curls - 15kg, max reps x 5 sets
    EZ bar close grip curls - 25kg, max reps x 5 sets

    Workout B - Back

    Deadlift - 100-115kg, 6 reps x 5 sets
    Lat Pull downs - 15kg, max reps x 5 sets
    Barbell Row - 60 - 80kg, max reps x 5 sets
    Seated Row - 5-10kg, max reps x 5 sets
    One Arm Dumbbell Row - 15-20kg, max reps x 5 sets.

    Workout C - Legs

    Squat - 80-100kg, max reps x 5 sets
    Stiff Leg Deadlift - 80-100kg, max reps x 5 sets
    One Leg Leg curls - 40-50kg, max reps x 5 sets
    Lunges - 30kg, max reps x 5 sets
    Standing Calf Raise - 20kg, 15,12,10,8,8

    Workout D - Shoulders/Triceps

    Dumbbell Press - Warmup
    Military Press - 40kg, max reps x 5 sets
    Front Raise - 5kg, max reps x 5 sets
    Bent Over Dumbbell Laterals - 5kg-10kg, max reps x 5 sets.

    Close Grip BenchPresses - 60-80kg, max reps x 5 sets
    SkullCrushers - 25kg, max reps x 5 sets
    Dumbbell Pullovers - (TBD, started last session)
    Cable Pushdowns - 25kg

    If I were to train a 5th day a week, I normally alternate workouts.. For instance:

    1st week of month - A, B, C, A, D
    2nd week of month - B, A, C, B, D
    3rd week of month - C, A, B, C, D
    4th week of month - A, D, B, C, D

    I am looking to change my workout routines though, as I have been doing these for the last 3 months or so. I do these at home on my own bench with all my own equipment, and I'm looking at going to the gym to introduce some cable routines to the workouts.

    If you have any suggestions for good workouts to try it would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

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    Routine looks good but maybe too heavy.

    In past, mistakes I made

    Locking out joints
    Lifting too heavy
    Poor form - not going through full motion range on the negative, completing the exercise too quickly

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    Strength training (good routine on M&S) or dumbell training
    Lower the weights
    Join gym and use home gym as a back up
    Concentrate on executing good form (don't worry about what everyone else is lifting.)
    Observe others you'll be able to spot good and bad form
    Talk to others (after they've finished training) it's our favourite subject we are more than happy to talk about training

    Good luck with the training and easing the joint pain!

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    I do notice that I lock out my elbows when doing benchpresses and I probably do that subliminally elsewhere too. I'm going to lower the weights, take glucosamine/chondroitin and krill oil tablets and also focus a bit more on form to build up from where I am. Last night when I went to the gym it felt perfect, but I had to half the weights and I didn't feel much muscular stress, nor do I feel any today which is abnormal after a workout. Perhaps I was just a little too light on the weights? Is some discomfort regular?

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    Discomfort in the joints? No that's not regular, usually indicates too much stress on the joint. Is it all of your joints? You don't need to feel muscular stress after every work out, you should get a good pump in the muscle, but you don't have to ache the following day every time..thats a myth. Suggest now that you've lowered the weights, increase reps to 10, and slow each rep down - pause at top of positive and pause again on the negative, but try not to lock joints out. If you find that too easy increase the weight slightly the next time you do that work out but keep maintaining form. Again loads on M&S about routines and form.

    A lad in gym this morning lifting heavy on bent over rows. Arched back, pulling the weights up too fast locking out and dropping weights too fast on negative..back injury waiting to happen! Think he thought lifting heavy was impressive. Maybe for his own ego. Everyone else too focused on their own training to care about how heavy was trying to lift. There were a lot of head shakes and raised eyebrows!

    If things don't improve with the joint pain I would follow Yitmy's advice and check it out with doc.

    You got an eating plan sorted?

 

 

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