Alright, well as some of you may know, I have been doing the Rippetoe S.S. program for a month or so now. All is well with the big three so far...all weights coming up nicely and form seems OK.
However, I am having some troubles with pull ups and dips. I'm managing to increase weight slowly but when I do dips I get pain under my collar bone. My buddy says I'm not going all the way down but I can't go any farther cause the pain that I just described stops me. It also remains sore for the next day or two. He says my elbow makes it to 90 or maybe slightly above. Anyone experience this? Anythign I can do to help? Grip narrower? Wider?
Also, when I do pull ups, I don't know if its right to let your weight drop all the way down and unlock your elbows. This is what I've been doing and my elbow is starting to take a beating. It gets pretty sore after the workout. Is it better to go almost to lock and leave the weight on the bicep or get the full ROM and unlock. It seems much much harder when you go all the way down... One last thing, when doing these is there a preffered grip? I've been doing hammer grip but was thinking about changing to regular pull-up grip...Would this help?
Thanks for reading,