Keep Up With Your Cardio Exercise At Least
If you have Tennis Elbow or Golfer’s Elbow you can certainly continue with your cardiovascular exercise…
Continuing your cardio and lower body workouts is not only acceptably – but highly desirable from a “stay fit and healthy” perspective, and also to maintain good circulation and healing in your injured upper body.
To stop everything would be to invite more stagnation and degeneration, and those are your absolute worst enemies when you have a tendon injury!
But what about weights? – Should you continue to lift weights or do upper body strength training? – It depends…
One of the main concerns and deciding factors is whether you developed your Tennis Elbow injury from “over exercising”/ weight lifting in the first place, in which case, you might need to cut back or stop your upper body strengthening routine for a while.
(You may still benefit from doing Tennis Elbow specific rehab exercises, but there is still the question of timing.)
- If your injury stems from some other activity, then it may not be necessary to stop your workouts…
- (Although you will probably still need to cut down on the weight, resistance and/or number of sets you do)…
- And you may need to drop certain exercises entirely for a time, because they can be too aggravating to your Tennis Elbow.
And see also this article on the best exercises for Tennis Elbow
Treatment in Marin / San Francisco
If you’re in the Bay Area, please see my page about how I treat Tennis Elbow:
You get 100% hands-on Neuromuscular Therapy to help your muscles and tendons heal and recover naturally without dangerous drugs or invasive measures.