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1/1/2015 11:04:06 AM - Wayne
Chase, I bruise the crap out of my forearms cleaning my log (it's the 8in one from EFTS, so I have to clean it a bit differently.") I'm thinking it's no big deal, but just making sure that's normal. It's right at the underside of my forarms and it's from when I go "elbows up" to clean, so when I rotate on the clean the log presses unto the underside of my arms and bruises.

I just started strongman style training, so it's new to me, but I'm noticing I'm beating the crap out of myself in a lot of things (mostly sandbag loading and carrying.) which leads me to believe bruises come with the sport.

Thanks man, and Merry Christmas.

Hey Wayne -

Great question. When I first started training strongman the log used to beat my forearms up bad in the same way. They'd always be bruised and sore. Overtime this seemed to went away. While I didn't purposely change anything, more than likely it was due to improved technique. Besides working on technique make sure you're gripping the handles VERY tight and keeping your wrist rigid. This should help.

Yes, bruises do come with the sport. But being in a constant state of pain doesn't. So if you're always hurting you may want to look at your programming or technique. It's a brutal sport, but it shouldn't keep you beat up all the time.

Chase Karnes

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