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  1. #11
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    May 2019


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    Hey Rip,

    Thanks for the response.

    Admittedly, in terms of the program, I skipped power cleans in favour of rows. And added dips and chins fairly early on, but otherwise have followed the program. I started with Bench first last time, because there was no way I was going to be able to do it after squatting. I do have the book.

    In terms of grip technique on the squat, I originally started with a thumbs over grip, as detailed in the book; however, I started to get elbow and bicep issues (my original grip technique was likely wrong) and moved my grip wider with a thumbs around grip and the pain went away.

    I managed to progress from around 80kg to 120kg without any pain with a thumbs over grip, but then started to get a little niggle in my forearm that has developed into something more sinister.

    Whenever I try the recommended grip, I seem to end up in pain, probably because I just can't nail it down. The message I first posted in this thread details the extremely unpleasant experience.

    Andrew Lewis replied stating I need to make my grip even narrower, so I was thinking of trying that tomorrow and posting a video, but I think the damage is done and even with correct form, my forearms are still going to hurt a lot.

    Like I said, I signed up the the training camp in London, so I can't wait to get some in person coaching to help with this.

    In the meantime, I wont be able to train with working sets of Bench. I tried. What would your recommendation be when it comes to training Bench in the meantime?

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    North Texas


    I guess you just do stuff that doesn't hurt. Presses.

  3. #13
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    Mar 2015
    Akron, OH


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    The first thing you have to do with tendinitis is stop doing whatever is causing it. For most people, it's "fix the grip in the squat." You have to find a way to stop causing damage.
    I answer all my emails: ALewis@StartingStrengthGyms.com
    Until Starting Strength Indianapolis is open, I'll still be coaching out of my Ohio gym: Blackmetal Strength Training

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