aching muscles - Muskelkater

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by BeMahoney, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. BeMahoney

    BeMahoney Builder of things

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    Hi everybody,

    for I am still pretty new in this slingshot business,
    I dont feel ashamed to admit that I have sore elbows-
    - or "aching muscles" (which I usually do not encounter)!
    Im not sure if its for that sanding of slingshots or,
    what I believe, for the shooting i am (slowly) getting used to?

    Due to that fitness nature of TheraBand gold, i was wondering
    if anybody would report that shooting (butterfly) has an measurable
    training effect /if you would say it is some kind of serious
    exercise ?
    (In my case it is roughly 100 shots p.d. 22-14mm/32cm double TBG butterfly 155cm)

    Please let me know!

    Greetings,

    Be
     
  2. Brazilviking

    Brazilviking Thread Hijacker

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    Reverse crucifixus, pulley triceps reverse grip, peck deck..... Mostly back muscles, forearm, shoulder, triceps, biceps, dorsal latissimus, romboids and aways shoulder rotation isometry. Aways with professional supervision!
     

  3. BeMahoney

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    They all need to be replaced by TBG?- Are you serious?

    (I knew you could help! TYVM. but for me its mainly the elbow..
    hope its not a "tennis-arm"- forgive my unprofessionality..)
     
  4. bigjim

    bigjim New Member

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    Hey
    Was da weh tut ist eh nur
    faules Fleisch .
    Wenn du es öfter bewegst
    Tut es nicht mehr weh .
    :cool:
     
  5. bigjim

    bigjim New Member

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    P.S.
    Bei
    ERNSTHAFTEN
    Schmerzen natürlich zum Artzt !
     
  6. BeMahoney

    BeMahoney Builder of things

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    Vorsicht!- Faul is da nix!- Baustoffballett hält fit! meine
    dünnen Ärmchen ;) können durchaus 8 Stunden Wände
    spachteln- ohne Muskelkater!
    Schätz mal das geht eher Richtung Sehnenscheide...

    Gruß,

    be
     
  7. Arturo Borquez

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    Hey Be that is too heavy bands ... I've felt something similar you describe at my forearm/elbow ... tendons stress (tendinitis), I pull the halve weight and never shoot more than 10 consecutive shoots, then elongate muscles and rest for a halve hour, is convenient to start the pull over your head (Tobse) with your arms open and go down to shoot position ...
    I guess you will need to stop for a while until your pain fades out ...
    hope this will help you ...
    Cheers
    Arturo
     
  8. BeMahoney

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    Hi Arturo,

    i guess you are exactly right!
    I should slow down a bit and
    of course reduce rubber, too!
    And I will try that Tobse-shooting!

    for pain is a warning..

    I was just wondering if that new form
    of strain activated some little muscles I didnt know..
    (which some fellow shooters might have gone through already..)

    .. its alway about technique..

    Thanks to Chile,

    Be
     
  9. Brazilviking

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    Tennis elbow.
    If your pain is in the lateral side of the elbow, near that round bone tip... (laterally), and when you are in 90 degrees elbow bent, if you extend the wrist dorsally, it hurts....Then it can be thye lateral epicondilitys, "tennis elbow". This is caused mostly by sanding and repetitive movement. take it easy on tools, man!
     

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  10. BeMahoney

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    I dont like that..

    BV, youre right!
    I will now apply some Diclofenac-paste and open a bottle of red wine with the
    right hand (which is the one I hold the pouch with..)
    The left hand held the slingshots during sanding... and of course the Slingshot..

    Thanks for your care!

    Be
     
  11. Arturo Borquez

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    @Be ... here is a good way to minimise forearm/elbow strees
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9solja7UnsI"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9solja7UnsI[/ame]
    Cheers
    Arturo
     
  12. BeMahoney

    BeMahoney Builder of things

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    feels good

    A B I G! thank you to south america!

    feels really good to see you take care!

    TYVM, best regards!

    Be
     
  13. BeMahoney

    BeMahoney Builder of things

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    This was presented after Arturos tutorial (which I thankfully understood)

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEHMbhuxfAU&feature=player_embedded[/ame]

    What do you think? ( I just started watching it)
     
  14. Brazilviking

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    Now this is awesome! Totally martial arts movement! Little kung fu, little tai chi! Have you ever been on martial arts, Mr. Arturo?
     
  15. Arturo Borquez

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    did some martial arts in my youth, currently not ... yes I do some yoga and taichi (and the slingshot LOL) that helps me with my osteoarthritic spondylitis ... very useful to acquire corporal consciousness ...
    Cheers
    Arturo
     
  16. dolomite

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    I got tennis elbow when i was 15, wasnt from tennis lmfao!
     
  17. JoergS

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    Tennis elbow sounds nasty. However, it is normal to get sore muscles when you do things to exhaustion that you aren't used to. Your body will accustom. That is the way you build up muscle - the fibres are torn, hurt, but will heal back stronger.

    I have been doing weight lifting all my life. The rule is: No pain, no gain.

    Tobias and I, we have been going through a lot of aching musle to get strong enough for shooting really strong bands. When I worked towards my recent record (136 Joules), I was in constant pain. But this is normal for athletes. After a while you get to enjoy it, perversely.
     
  18. BeMahoney

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    .. time ..

    Thanks for the all the advises!

    but I wish I had time to really exaust myself
    by shooting slingshot..

    One day, maybe..

    Greetings,

    Be
     
  19. JoergS

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    Well, just go up in ammo size and draw weight! You can get yourself exhausted within 15 minutes.
     
  20. Flipgun

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    I posted a thread on the other forum about, "Exercise by Accident." Where I had planned to shoot all of my ammo through all of my shooters. That did not work. Tennis elbow and thumb joint pain (Help! BV.) are occupational hazards of our hobby. "Doctor! Doctor! It hurts when I do THIS! Well, Take it easy and get stronger and it won't."
    w