I have suffered from intense pain in my elbows and forearms, I’ve struggled through workouts, and I’ve laid in bed awake at night wondering if the pain in my elbow was ever going to go away.
But I have been lucky enough, through trial and error, to figure out how to fix my elbow pain and keep it away for quite some time, and I want to show you how you can do the same, today.
It was 2003 and I had just begun a new form of strength training, called Grip Sport. This brand new sport involved all kinds of ways to test hand and forearm strength, like squeezing heavy-duty hand grippers until the handles touched together, lifting very heavy thick-handled dumbbells, and my favorite part of all – bending nails and steel bars!
Once I found out about this new sport, I went at it like an animal – with 100% effort. Because I loved it so much, I began bending nails almost every single day of the week. It just felt awesome to twist a 6-inch nail into a U-shape.
Then, one day at work, I was pushing open the door to the cafeteria break room and got an intense pain in my arm that felt like someone was jabbing me with a red hot fireplace poker.
Here I am, a person with a desk job, and I found myself in the nurse’s station reporting an injury from opening a door – I couldn’t have been any more embarrassed…it felt like every single person walking by the door was staring at me in shame!
I soon learned that I had developed two conditions, commonly referred to as Tennis Elbow and Golfer’s Elbow.
Both are very common injuries that thousands of…