WAG Hyperextended elbows w/ picture

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I have a natural hyperextension in both elbows, I try to do all my gymnastics locked out and have never injured my elbows - but I have felt injury-type pain start to build, and that's when I start unlocking my elbows or take a break from training. my 2 cents: hyper extended elbows are more fragile the further they extend, but you can still physically prepare for this. I think your connective tissues get stronger from bearing weight with locked out elbows, but because of the fragility you should simply allow the elbows to unlock if you feel the weight is too intense. Strengthen when you can, protect when you must.

My concern is that if one were to get in the habit of never or rarely locking out, then one could wind up in a position where they are forced to unexpectedly bear weight in a lock-out and be completely unprepared = injury. (ex. falling into a handstand from a too-high bhs)

Also I don't think it's getting deducted.
 

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