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Sep 1, 2012, 5:43 AM

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Re: [bubbs] Pain inside arm
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bubbs wrote:
Hi guys,

This is my first post, I'm from the UK and just got into climbing. Been doing it for around 3-4 months so far and really enjoying it.


While I'm climbing, sometimes I find I climb really well and have no pain anywhere and then sometimes I go and a serious pain develops in my inside arm*.

*Other side of my elbow where it connects to bicep (antecubital area).

I think I must be trying to pull myself up with one arm which is straining in the tendons/muscle in my arms. The other day I came out of the climbing centre with both arms screaming in pain and it took about 1-2 hours to subside.

Is this a common issue? and if so what can I do to avoid it?

Sorry if this has been posted countless times before, I just want to know where my technique is faltering and forcing me to climb like I ride the happy bus to school.

Thanks in advance,

Welcome to the club, glad you're enjoying climbing.

There's a big difference between being a little sore and being in pain. Pain is your body's way to tell you you're doing damage. You should listen to what it's telling you and stop when you're in pain.

Muscles can get stronger much faster than your tendons, so you have to slow down your progress and let your tendons catch up or else you risk severe and/or lengthy injury.

Oh, and one muscle is still "biceps" not "bicep".

Good luck.

(This post was edited by acorneau on Sep 1, 2012, 5:46 AM)

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