I Have Elbows Made Of Steel

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  1. cadre

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    Just wanted to thank you for this thread. I suffered from Golf Elbow in my left arm and Tennis Elbow in my right arm. Tried just about everything for months with no success. Found this thread and thought "might as well try it". It has worked wonders for both of my elbows. I signed up for this forum just to post this comment.

    Thanks again.
     
  2. ttwarrior1

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    any update and good luck on healing
     
  3. gregor.b

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    Hey TT,just got my first really serious case of TE so like the last poster,I am gonna give it a go and will report back in a few days.Cheers, Greg.
     
  4. ttwarrior1

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    good luck...........
     
  5. wynton

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    For the past year, I have had numerous issues with the elbow, and I suspect that the Band It (or improper use of it) may have contributed to one.

    My story is a bit long, and I won't try to recount it here. (At the present, I believe I have three localized issues: tennis elbow, tricep tendinitis and ulnar neuritis).

    But regarding the Band-It, I began wearing it after getting a cortisone shot (which was meant to alleviate discomfort in the forearm area, supposedly related to traditional tennis elbow). My orthopedist suggested that I wear the Band-It fairly tight and, for a while, during the day as well as while playing.

    Around this period of time, I began noticing issues relating to the ulnar nerve. A later examination confirmed ulnar neuritis.

    This could be a complete coincidence. But I have read enough to know that external pressure on the ulnar nerve - such as leaning on that part of the elbow - can lead to ulnar neuritis. So, I can't help but wonder whether the Band-It (which has one plastic piece that fits right around the ulnar nerve) played a role. I'm not knocking the device. It could be that I simply wore it too tight.
     
  6. wynton

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    Incidentally, I probably should add that I also wonder whether another contributing factor to the ulnar neuritis might have been overdoing stretches/exercises meant to address TE.

    Starting about 3 weeks after my cortisone shot, I was going to PT and doing the typical TE stretches/exercises at home as well, including with the Flexbar some noted in this thread. I was doing this on a daily basis, which might have been more than appropriate.
     
  7. ttwarrior1

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    no no no on cortizone
     
  8. Buddy

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    ttwarrior:
    I just read your post and am battling TE now. I get to the gym maybe twice a week or even less frequently. Any suggestions with barbells/dumbells that I can do at home in between weight machines at the gym??
    thanks
     
  9. ttwarrior1

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    always warmup, lift superslow , hold the weight at the top, try concentration curls
     
  10. heycal

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    When all else fails, there is always the two-handed backhand.
     
  11. El Diablo

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    I notice in several of your threads that you repeatedly bump them, some of them several or more times, often after a period of weeks. Do you lack confidence in the wisdom of the marketplace?
     
  12. ttwarrior1

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    no , im probaly the most confident person you would ever meet. I bump because a new thread isn't needed
     
  13. tlm

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    Hey tt, i have just started doing leg extensions for a sore knee. How many reps and sets do you suggest i do? And is it okay to do the extensions everyday?
     
  14. danno123

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    Before you start taking health advice from tt, you should probably know that it's an open question as to whether he's serious or not. I haven't yet come to a conclusion one way or the other. But. . .

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGjKXTt5Zuw&feature=plcp
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wph8kvabf7E&feature=channel&list=UL
     
  15. tlm

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    He may not be that great of a tennis player, but that has nothing to do with his knowledge of weight training. I know from years of lifting that i have healed many injuries through training.
     
  16. tricky

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    The technique is legitimate. You look for two things. First, you want to get a good pump in the area. Second, you want to get a really good burn (i.e. lactic acid) in that as well. It takes some patience and it helps to have frequent sessions (5x-a-week.)
     
  17. kevint

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    I just started doing this exercise for the last 3 days, 6 sets of 10, very slowly and I have already noticed huge improvement in my elbow. Hopefully, it will get better and stronger over time.
     
  18. Chas Tennis

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    Which exercise and what's the problem with your elbow?
     
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    I am having a nagging tennis elbow, not GE, probably due to too much windshield wiping on the forehand. I did the cable push down with rope attachment, very slowly with just enough weight comfortably. I think this exercise is like stretching the elbow w/ the flex bar to get enough blood flow to the area and at the same time make it stronger. And it seem to help after a few days working out.
     
  20. Chas Tennis

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    There are several recent threads on TE and GE. Some have very clear descriptions and illustrations, especially the replies by Charliefedererer.

    I have mentioned in recent TE & GE threads that Dr John Cianca has described that an acute tennis elbow injury if stressed for more than a few weeks can heal in a defective way on the microscopic level. A permanent chronic condition can result. I believe that description and it has determined what I will do if I feel some tennis elbow or golfer's elbow pain - stop tennis and other stressful activity.

    How can these microscopic tendon fibers heal properly if you are hitting tennis balls in the same way that caused the injury?
     
  21. npadreman

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    thought I should update that I can 100% take my elbow for granted now; ZERO pain for the past 2 years- thanks tt
     
  22. npadreman

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    should clarify that mine was GE, and I continue weight training 3-5x/wk
     
  23. ttwarrior1

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    great,

    this also works for the knee and shoulder
     
  24. ttwarrior1

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    the number of reps isn't important, go by how u feel

    I always warmup with the lightest weight possible then pyramid up

    Since your doing a slower rep speed, id just do as many as you feel comfortable , around 6-8 reps
     
  25. jdubbs

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    "Ive given this advice to don mattingly, scott rolen, kevin hardy, walter mccarty, tony delk, . I was also on the house of pain ironshow to teach about this technique and so far ive had 100 percent success rate. Give it a try"

    This is pretty funny. Like your "120 MPH" serve:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wph8kvabf7E
     
  26. ttwarrior1

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    yes my serves are 120, and yes i lift and train with pros all the time. Did with jay cutler of the bears today in a super slow workout.
     
  27. heycal

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    120 what?...
     
  28. scotus

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    120 meters per hour, that is.
     
  29. ttwarrior1

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    sure thing hoss, either way does it matter?

    this is about rehabbing the elbow. If you want to keep your injured elbows then go ahead.Im here to help, not hurt
     
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    Ttwarrior is what Fedace only dreams to be.
     
  31. heycal

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    Well, yeah it kinda does. If some guy with a 60 mph serve claims it's twice that speed, why would anyone trust anything he says on other topics?
     
  32. npadreman

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    Bingo, I was very interested in this thread until I did some digging. I don't want any of us getting hurt, so considering the source, I'm not sure I would take this advice.

    Switching to co-poly strings cured by tennis elbow.
     
  34. garywsyu

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    Hi tt, I only have dumbells at home, how the way I can perform similar tricep press down excercise??
     
  35. ttwarrior1

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    u can't with dumbells, u need to do exercises with no pain superslow motion.

    you can try overhead extensions and dumbell kickbacks but it won't be as good.
     

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