With a forum full of Bodybuilders I am sure one or two has encountered a little tendinitis over the years, just wondered what peoples experiences and advice would be. To be honest it has reduced somewhat through a weeks complete rest and the use of ibuprofen gel on the effected area but... it is still there and I have come to turn with the fact it will probably be there forever and just working around it with exercise and split selection.
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In my experience the remedy tends to be based on the specific cause. For example, a lot of elbow tendinitis tends to come from people performing exercises that don't fit their body mechanics well with too much load. A barbell skullcrusher is a prime example. Some people simply lack of the necessary wrist flexibility in the shortened position and then continue to load this exercise. For some this is remedied with an EZ bar, and for others its avoid this specific exercise.
Another example specific to me, is patella tendinitis. For me, this is always exasperated by hack squats. I only notice this when I load the exercise too much and move from loading the target muscle in a controlled fashion to leveraging momentum in the both the fully lengthened and fully shortened positions.
Reducing the weight, stopping at the top of each rep, flexing the quads and then controlling the eccentric portion of the rep into the hole helps with this. Descend slowly and decelerate to a controlled stop at the bottom with my quads taking the load and focusing not to shift this to the hips (keep back pressed into the pad). The explosively contract up. Contract being key. It's always easier to see someone else making the mistakes so videoing yourself can really help. As soon as I did this i could see much my hips were shifting, my back was arching and moving, toes or heels coming in and out of contact with the foot pad etc.
In short, isolate the problem exercises, analyse the cause and then remediate accordingly.