Ok, so here's my story, I've had 2 cortisone shots in my right elbow for medial epicondylitis (golfers elbow). Problem is now that the pain has returned but not as severe. I went to my doctor and told him I really did not want to get that third shot since three was the max. He agreed and I am going to see an Ortho surgeon to see what we can do short of a shot and surgery. Through 2 cycles of HST I've made some great gains, but I've also put on some fat. I haven't really done any cardio during my cycles so I have no one to blame but myself. So I figure since I'm down and get hit the weights, I might as well do some cardio, so I'm going to do the HIIT cardio. While I'm at it I know I can do abs and not affect my arm. I also want to do pushups, but I'm worried about my arm. Though push-ups don't do much of anything for forearms I'm still concerned because by laying your hand blat on the floor it is stretching the muscle and tendon that is effected by the golfer's elbow. So my solution as I see is to do knuckle pushups. Anyone have any thoughts on this or do you think good ole fashion pushups would be ok? Also does anyone have any other ideas for exercises I can do, (besides legs, I got that covered). I really do not want to lose all that I have obtained especially in the strength department. Also, for anyone suffering from this same injury, I had been doing lat pulldowns with a bar that has my hands to face each other, but once I was at my 5rm I decided to switch over to wide grip pull-ups. With the bar I was using wrist straps with hooks on them to help take the pressure off of my forearm. Well what I found was that when you do a standard pull up it activates that very muscle that I injured where as when your hands are facing each other that muscle is not as contracted. So my advise, use some hook straps and stay away from the standard pull up (even though I love doing them). So hopefully by the time I go to see the "specialist" the swelling in my arm will have gone down and I can do some rehab instead of something more invasive. One last note, after the second shot that I received I asked my Dr. for some physical therapy on my arm, he said no bother give my arm a week to recover and I can go back to my normal activities as long as I wear a tennis elbow bracelet. I found some good stuff on the net about exercises and rehab so after this heals, I'll be taking some additional time off to properly rehab my arm.