Have you ever experienced a pain bordering excruciating in the forearm or inner side of the elbow while curling? This pain usually appears during the eccentric motion of the repetition. When worsened, the lifter is unable to lift any significant load and also negatively impacts other activities like throwing and pulling.
Anterior Pelvic Tilt (APT) is the tilting of the pelvis in the forward direction more than normal. This gives the affected person a protruded-glutes look
similar to Donald duck. Other visual cues include an increased lower back curvature (lordosis) and sticking out abdomen even if you don’t have a fat gut. Further investigation of the muscular system may also reveal tight hip flexors, gluteal dysfunction or weaker abdominal muscles.
Despite the everlasting love for this exercise and devoting every Monday as the National Bench Press day, you are still in dismay. The cause of your sorrow is, gasp, bench press hurts you. You worked hard and heavy on this exercise, and it finally started to progress. But just when the fruits of your labor were about to spring, bench press injured you.
Stretching is a basic and instinctive activity of humans. After a long period of inactivity like driving or sleeping a person automatically stretches the body. Even a baby in mother’s womb stretches out limbs – a delight for parents to experience these primitive reflexes.
Shoulder pain is very common malady among lifters. The shoulder joint is a very shallow ball & socket joint consisting of glenoid cavity of scapula and head of the humerus. It is surrounded by the coracoid process, acromion process and lateral side of the clavicle. The shallowness of the shoulder joint provides it a huge range of motion. It also makes it susceptible to more injuries.