I have been lifting weights for the last 15+ years and had a coach for powerlifting for about 4 years. Over this time, I have somewhat consistently had a popping feeling and sometimes pain in my right tricep when doing certain tricep lifts.
I'm wondering if I have bad form, but I try to focus on good form first and foremost, even if I have to drop weight. The biggest thing that is confusing me is it happens with some of the exercises I do, but not all.
Lifts that popping happens:
- Tricep bench
- EZ bar Skull crushers
- Tricep dip
- Dumbbell overhead tricep extension
- Close-grip/diamond push-ups
Lifts that popping doesn't happen:
- Cable rope and bar tricep extension
- cable rope and bar push down
- Bench dip
- Tricep machine dip
- dumbbell skull crushers
- dumbbell floor press
- regular push-ups
- decline push-ups
Does anyone notice a pattern or have any suggestions? To minimize the popping, I either go down in weight (by a lot, unfortunately) or don't do the exercise at all.