Gym Exercises to Avoid When You Have Tennis Elbow
If you lead an active and healthy lifestyle, you probably make a priority of going to the gym or fitness center 3 or more times a week. Now what if you have tennis elbow, how does that change what you can and can’t do at the gym, in terms of your exercise routine?
As a certified personal fitness trainer, I am well educated on what exercises work for specific body parts. Today’s fitness centers are equipped with the latest technology with a variety of machines, cables, dumbbells, barbells and cardio equipment.
With so many pieces of equipment to choose from, the skies the limit with regards to the number of exercises you can do to stay in shape.
So what exercises should you totally avoid when you have tennis elbow?
Any exercise that involves dumbbells! The reason to avoid dumbbell exercises is that you could cause further damage to your already injured elbow tendons. When you use dumbbells you have a greater range of motion, which basically means that your arm is free to move any which way without limitation.
The last thing you want to do if you are to ever recover from tennis elbow is to cause further damage. So what are your best options for getting in a workout without using dumbbells?
You can still get a great workout without using dumbbells. Stick with barbells and machines. In doing so, you decrease your range of motion which decreases your tennis elbow recovery time. Using dumbbells puts you at risk of tearing your already damaged tendon away from the bone which will require surgery to fix.
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