Wanted to change it up a bit today as well as do some experimenting relative to the forearm pain I have developed. Today's session looked like this...
Double Swings: 12kg - 20
Double Snatch: 12kg - 10
Double Swings: 12kg - 20, 16kg - 15
Snatch: 16kg - 5/5, 24kg - 5/5
It's becoming more clear that more forearm pain is either caused by or aggravated by the downswing of Swings, Snatches and Cleans. And the heavier the bell, the more these muscles are being pulled. Using a light bell, it's barely noticeable. Using the 24kg, it's apparent. I thought it had been the rotation of the hand at the bottom position, but it seems like its the eccentric swing that's causing this. It's been a while since 'gave up' Snatches and Cleans and my condition hasn't improved much at all.
After these kb stuff I grabbed an empty curling bar and performed 3 sets of reverse curls followed by your usual curls. And then with some different wrist rotation exercises. I plan on finally making a doctor's appointment to look into this further, probably sometime within the next seven days or so. In the meantime, I will focus on strengthening these forearm muscles. That's it for today, I'll keep y'all posted!
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