| Ep 444 – Lifter’s Elbow Does Not Mean You Can’t Train

Author / John

44 Min Listen

In this episode the Crew dials the voicemail to answer a question from a loyal Power Athlete Radio listener:

Hey there Power Athlete, my name is Korey Read. I am thirty-five and I am on week 15 of Bedrock training program. With the last month or so, I’ve had what I think is lifters elbow experiencing some pretty sharp pain and my median elbow and my burning sensation along the lateral side of the joint. It flares whenever I open jars, shake hands, or pour a cup of coffee. I’d like to keep lifting, but I’m not sure if I’m doing more harm than good. I hope you guys can help with any thoughts you might need. Thank you. Bye.

“The greatest pain in life is to be ignored” – My Elbow

What is lifter’s elbow? Basically the same thing as golfer’s elbow, but your huge ass came from lifting heavy weights, not just your goofy pants. A fairly common sensation for those training hard or are getting older that sometimes just goes away, until it doesn’t. Other times, pain flares up when you open pickle jars, pour a cup of coffee, or you pull landscaping duty.

You can count on Power Athlete Radio to ease your tension and get you back in the lifting game as Dr. Matt Zanis elbows his way in for another episode of the premiere podcast in strength and conditioning. John, Tex, and Dr. Z explore the wrist, hand, and back to find the cause of elbow pain, plus give grip alternatives to keep you training hard and lifting heavy.

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John Welbourn is CEO of Power Athlete and Fuse Move. He is also creator of the online training phenomena, Johnnie WOD. He is a 9 year veteran of the NFL. John was drafted with the 97th pick in 1999 NFL Draft and went on to be a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999-2003, appearing in 3 NFC Championship games, and for starter for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2004-2007. In 2008, he played with the New England Patriots until an injury ended his season early with him retiring in 2009. Over the course of his career, John has started over 100 games and has 10 play-off appearances. He was a four year lettermen while playing football at the University of California at Berkeley. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Rhetoric in 1998. John has worked with the MLB, NFL, NHL, Olympic athletes and Military. He travels the world lecturing on performance and nutrition for Power Athlete. You can catch up with John as his personal blog on training, food and life, Talk To Me Johnnie and at Power Athlete.

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