Hullo workout thread. I've been lifting weights lately, to get to my goal of being able to do pushups, which I figure will be a decent launching point to general physical fitness without having to spend money on an expensive exercise machine or a YMCA membership. Now for a while I was doing bicep curls, only to find out the bicep isn't terribly important to the part I was having trouble with. (actually pushing myself off the ground).
So I started doing Lying triceps extensions
. It's been going well enough, BUT, when I do them, once I get past 5-10 reps or so my elbow kinda stings. It's not too bad, and it's not preventing me from actually doing the exercise, but it hurts enough to make me think I MAY be doing something wrong and inadvertently injuring my elbow. Should I start with a smaller weight, and work back up to my current weight, (about 16 pounds per dumbell if I recall, the smaller ones are just tiny plastic ones, like, 3 pounds each or somethin) or is elbow pain expected?
Thanks in advance if any of ya know.
EDIT: Changed barbell to dumbell because yeah I'm not lifting two barbells.