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Elbow soreness and stick stiffness/over shooting?

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05-25-2014, 06:38 AM
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Elbow soreness and stick stiffness/over shooting?

The elbow of my bottom hand (right) is often sore after extended shooting practice or when playing with one of my stiff flex (~95+) sticks. My right hand used to be sore after taking a lot of slap shots but I did a lot of strengthening exercises and that seems to have sorted itself out.

The question: Is this a sign that I should move to a lighter flex (for the time being) or does my form need to improve or...?

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The elbow of my bottom hand (right) is often sore after extended shooting practice or when playing with one of my stiff flex (~95+) sticks. My right hand used to be sore after taking a lot of slap shots but I did a lot of strengthening exercises and that seems to have sorted itself out.

The question: Is this a sign that I should move to a lighter flex (for the time being) or does my form need to improve or...?
It's a sign that you should hit the gym. Don't worry, you're not the only one. When I cut down my stick to 100 flex, I had soreness in my right shoulder (I'm RH).
I got used to it, but I still need to gain muscle mass and strength to use my stick to its full potential.

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If the pain is in your elbow, that is a sign of joint pain. Hitting the gym will definitely give you a harder shot and allow you to use the flex of your stick right, but that might not make the elbow pain go away. Try dropping to an 80-85 flex stick. If you regularly use 95+ flex sticks you'll notice the stick will feel more whippy, but joint pain should go away.

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What's your height? Usually sore elbows and joint pain are a result of a stick that is far too stiff for your height.

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