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Dangers of "locked elbows" when doing pull-ups and chin-ups?

Asked by heysupnm (286points) August 15th, 2008

I read somewhere that when doing pull-ups and chin-ups, having “locked elbows” when coming down can be dangerous and bad for the elbow joints. Is this true? Does this also apply when I just hang on the bar (stamina / stretching)?

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blakemasnor's avatar

man i hope not

stratman37's avatar

No, it’s for when you’re doing PUSH ups or the clean and jerk. Just ask Janos Baranyai!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1044258/Pictured-The-horrific-moment-Olympic-weightlifter-turns-elbow-front.html

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