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  • Elbow tendinopathy

    Hi all,

    I've been dealing with some elbow pain/tendinopathy over the past few weeks, to the point I cant bench press or press. I'm going to start rehabbing it the way suggested on these forums, like Austin did, and see how I go. My question is can/should I still deadlift? I have no pain when deadlifting but it does put a lot of stress on the elbow tendons which could keep upsetting them, would I best cut it out while rehabbing? Also, is this 'pin fireing' (chin ups) useful for this sort of injury? Or just stick with pressing movements at a reduced load and build back up?
    Any help would be much appreciated!


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    Hi Aaron,

    Here are some articles from Austin and Mike that should help you:
    Pain in training: What do?
    One approach we typically do NOT recommend for most routine aches and pains in the gym is absolute rest.
    The Barbell Medicine Guide to Tendinopathy
    Key Point #1: Rest is NOT recommended
    I think you've got the right idea with
    reduced load and build back up
    Hope this helps.