I have suffered from intense pain in my elbows and forearms, I’ve struggled through workouts, and I’ve laid in bed awake at night wondering if the pain in my elbow was ever going to go away.
But I have been lucky enough, through trial and error, to figure out how to fix my elbow pain and keep it away for quite some time, and I want to show you how you can do the same, today.
It was 2003 and I had just begun a new form of strength training, called Grip Sport. This brand new sport involved all kinds of ways to test hand and forearm strength, like squeezing heavy-duty hand grippers until the handles touched together, lifting very heavy thick-handled dumbbells, and my favorite part of all – bending nails and steel bars!
Once I found out about this new sport, I went at it like an animal – with 100% effort. Because I loved it so much, I began bending nails almost every single day of the week. It just felt awesome to twist a 6-inch nail into a U-shape.
Then, one day at work, I was pushing open the door to the cafeteria break room and got an intense pain in my arm that felt like someone was jabbing me with a red hot fireplace poker.
Here I am, a person with a desk job, and I found myself in the nurse’s station reporting an injury from opening a door – I couldn’t have been any more embarrassed…it felt like every single person walking by the door was staring at me in shame!
I soon learned that I had developed two conditions, commonly referred to as Tennis Elbow and Golfer’s Elbow.
Both are very common injuries that thousands of people suffer from each year – the only difference was most people only get one or the other. Both sides of my elbow were sensitive to the touch and they hurt so bad, I couldn’t even drink coffee using that arm for a week due to the pain.
I soon began going to a therapist and after spending hundreds of dollars and missing countless half-days of work, the pain was gone and I was back to my old self again.
Over the next couple of years, I experienced other bouts of Tennis Elbow, but thankfully, it was never as severe as that first time – and I think that is because I have figured out how to prevent it from happening again.
I have identified a handful of simple and easy-to-perform drills, that I do on a regular basis that I plug right into my current training and lifestyle, to prevent that terrible forearm pain from coming back.
I have even passed on this information to many friends and coaching clients and they remain free of nagging forearm pain as well…
Unfortunately, because I am recognized as an expert on grip and forearm strength development, I am contacted…