Heads up: I have a muscle imbalance between my left and right back, my right back is more developed.
Yesterday I went to the gym for my usual back day. I started with perhaps 3 sets of neutral close grip pullups, at 7-5-4 respectively. Then, I did perhaps 3 sets of bent over dumbell rows at 8 reps. Usually I do these with 15kg dumbells, but I managed to do 20kg yesterday with good form.
Now, I then jumped on to try to do more pull-ups (same grip_ and immediately felt a little pain in the region between my inner elbow and tricep. I have read that this is called the medial epicondyle.
My question is: What is the reason for this pain?
From watching this video here it could be that my forearms are taking too much of a load. He suggests to use neutral grip pullups, but this is what I am already doing! What can I do about my technique in future to reduce this problem? Any recommended stretches?
At the moment, that region of my arm is a little sensitive to touch. I'll be seeing my physio tomorrow.