Tabata method tricep-pushup problem

Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by Cardio, Aug 21, 2005.

  1. Cardio Blue Belt

    Jul 20, 2005
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    I did the Tabata method with close-hand pushups, (the kind that works your tri's) and then for a week later I could not fully close or extend my arms. There is pain close to my elbows.
    I could not throw punches very good either.

    But I noticed after a few days rest that my muslces are very tight around the elbow and I seem to be punching harder than normally...

    Is it possible for muscles to take over a week to fully heal or did I probably injure something while strenghting my arms. Any tips to help avoid this pain, or is it benificial pain ("NO PAIN NO GAIN" - Hulkster)
  2. Herculean Purple Belt

    Sep 15, 2003
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    20 000 leagues out of my depth
    sounds like u worked them pretty good , i would look at what you are eating , rest etc ... if thats fine then it might just take a few more of those workouts until it starts to recover quicker .. assuming you are eating fine etc ..

    or if you have not worked out for a while . i know if i do not workout for a few months , after the first workout i do , it will pretty much take a week to recover .. and might be like that the next workout too.
  3. Urban Savage Mystic

    May 16, 2003
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    Sippin on sunshine
    it's not uncommon for people using new protocols or new to training to take a week to fully recover. In fact, It took me almost a week to recover from my last bout of tabata front squats.

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