I am not sure if shovelglove was the/a causative factor. After some on-line "research" and personal experimentation, there were my findings and course of action:
- Shovelglove seemed to be an exacerbating factor. In particular, the "toss" portion of the canonical "shovel/toss" motion seemed to cause irritation. This was lessened by changing the "toss" motion to go across the front of the body, rather than behind the back.
- I took a brief break from Shovelglove and focused on other exercise modalities.
- I also worked on self-massage of the anterior forearms, especially near the flexor tendon insertion just distal to the medial epicondyle of the humerus, and at the insertion of the pronator quadratus muscle at the distal anterior radius.
- When I added SG back into my excerise routine, I did it just once or twice per week (on non-consecutive days) with a light shovelglove. I focused on low reps with a wide variety of exercises.
- I have now progressed back to my heavy (20#) SG. I am sticking to 1 session of shovelglove per week, continuing to focus on low reps and a wide variety of exercises.
- This is in the context of an overall fitness regimen that consists of two "high" intensity days, two "medium" intensity days (of which SG is one), and the remaining three days per week with light activity only.
- The main downside of this rotation is that the complexity and variety undermine the habit building aspects of the standard n-day, s-day shovelglove protocol.
- Overall, I am happy to report that I believe my "uppy elbow" to be resolved (fingers crossed).