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Post  mickeybluejeans on Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:09 pm

3 weeks ago i fitted my home gym with a scaffold framework to hang my gymnastic rings, TRX and for pull ups.

for the last week I've been having pain in my wrist & elbows I think its the straightness of the bars its not a natural handgrip in any position (close, wide, undergrip or overgrip)

most pull down bars in gyms are angled at the end to give a comfortable hand position.

I'm not sure its just pain from not being used to a straight grip so i will get used to it or its actually causing damage with the unnatural grip.

anyone experience of this problem?

also as a side note the bars are thicker than normal pullup bars so gripping them is hard.... could this cause the injury?

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Post  Mr Nobody on Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:15 pm

Can you post a clip of you doing the pull ups? It's hard to evaluate your technique using words alone unfotunately.
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Post  Socrates on Sat Dec 22, 2012 2:14 am

Google Middle Aged Pullup Syndrome. A strength coach called Dan John says guys who are in their late 30s and older should restrict pullups to about ten per session and preferably do perfect singles instead of reps in order to avoid problems...
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Post  Mr Nobody on Sat Dec 22, 2012 1:40 pm

Dan John is regarded as a world leader in the strength and conditioning industry so I would definitely do what he recommends.
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Post  mickeybluejeans on Sat Dec 22, 2012 1:58 pm

I did a search and just found a snippet of a questions asked on a video link, and that is just him saying "i don't recommend them" no reason or explanation. and 10 pull up per session how is that going to do any good? even mega slow & strict its not much of a back workout

my technique is good I've done a lot of research and took advice from some knowledgeable guys over the years so i don't think its me doing them wrong.

at 50yrs old I'm worried about is whether older muscle & tendons are less forgiving to an unnatural range of motion

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Post  Socrates on Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:02 am

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Post  Buster on Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:07 am

I tend to get a lot of the same pain when doing palms away chins so i have kept to plams facing chins, i dont think the angle of the bar matters too much.

I'll try to dig aorund and find the post on lenagains with Martin Berkan where he talk about palms facing chins having excellent lat recruitment and a better choice if plams away chins cause you problems.

Ah here it is, this guy back is sick.


http://www.leangains.com/2010/05/10-random-thoughts-on-weight-training.html
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Post  mickeybluejeans on Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:32 pm

quick up date kept up with the pull ups and the pain is still there but not as bad, i have worked on my hand position and found a more comfortable position.

really been enjoying my scaffold frame, it lends its self to so many exercise & uses, considering it cost £30 for the poles and fittings from a scaffold firm..... best money I've spent on gym equipment

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Post  Buster on Wed May 15, 2013 2:33 pm

Any information about construction of a frame would be appreciated,I would love a outdoor place for chins and for the kids to play on.
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