So far the “poop loop” guys have been very helpful in giving me suggestions for dealing with the pain in my forearm ligaments (btw, “poop loop” guys, that’s how my girlfriend calls the bullies at bullshido.net) So, more or less I have an idea of what to do about it.
Massaging my own forearms and tricep joints has already giving some positive results. Moreover, I had my massage therapy session yesterday, which concentrated on my right shoulder blade. Not only it reduced my back pain, but the forearms pain as well (this shit must be connected somehow.)
I also got some recommendations on how to stretch the muscles responsible for external rotation of the shoulder (the infraspinatus and teres minor). I’ve been stretching them for the best part of the day, and the effects have been immediate.
I’ve always stretched (or tried to stretch) the pectoralis, lats and deltoids, thinking that was all that was needed. But it never occurred to me to stretch the muscles responsible for shoulder rotation (that is, the muscles that make the humerus, the bone in the upper arm to rotate). The more I read, the more I’m becoming aware of how these little things are connected, and which can really break your shit if you neglect them.
In 90 minutes, I’ll be training again (for the first time in weeks). I hope these things don’t bother me too much during training.