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Monday, May 10, 2010


Once again elbow pain has negatively effected my performance. Squats were amazingly strong today but elbow pain brought my work out to a quick end. I have spent some time this evening to research where the pain originates from. I have discovered that it isn't bursitis but it is tendinitis of the elbow that I have. Funny, a powerlifting with "tennis elbow". Here's how today went.

Warm Up - 7 minutes stationary bike.

Squats - warm ups, 135lbs/10 reps, 225lbs/6 reps, 315lbs/3 reps, 405lbs/2 reps.
Squats in Gear (suit and knee wraps) - 495lbs/1 rep, 555lbs/1 rep.


At this point my elbow was almost unbearable. Stripping the bar was excruciating. After thorough icing and an airborne smartie (400mg ibuprofen) I felt much better. I guess I'll be spending the rest of the week with an ice pack on my right elbow.


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