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Old 09-29-2008, 09:14 PM   #3
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Just the nature of lifting extremely heavy weights (likely beyond those actually achievable without pharmaceutical assistance) - sometimes the weight is received in exactly the wrong position and a particular weak spot in the connective tissue gives out. Most weightlifting elbow dislocations, while imaginably painful, heal very quickly and don't result in any serious permanent damage. But like Jacob said, if you feel elbow strain during a lift beyond what's reasonable, bail out.
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