## [HELP] Popping Elbow Joints

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Ironman
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frogbyte wrote:
Ironman wrote:
frogbyte wrote:"towards you in a circular motion"? What on earth is that talking about... you can't move in a circle and move towards something - a circle takes you back to where you came from.

Yes, you can. It's called a "spiral". Circular motion and circle are not the same.
A spiral motion is not the same as circular motion. You're the one conflating things, not me.

In any case, how do you rotate your elbow towards yourself? In a spiral motion or circular motion, or anything. The sentence makes no sense.
There is no such thing as a spiral motion. It's a circular motion. It's a motion without corners of any kind. Spirals, ellipses and circles are all made with a circular motion. It is the movement used to make any 2 dimensional spheroid or combination of strung together 2 dimensional spheroids including those that change size.

Like I said circular does not mean a perfect circle.

frogbyte
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Wtf are you talking about. Of course there's such a thing as spiral motion - just move something in the outline of a spiral.

In any case your posts are all irrelevant, as I'm fairly certain now Jungledoc had the correct answer here.

KPj
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I demand research proving the existance of spiral motions

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A spiral motion is just a circular motion with an additional movement along an axis superimposed on it. Therefore a sprial motion is an example of a circular motion that does not move in a circle.

frogbyte
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Sure, circular plus an additional components equals spiral, but that has nothing to do with my original question or the topic.

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Kevin
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Kevin wrote:
Ricky wrote:Maybe it's this?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cracking_joints

It doesn't sound like something I would worry about, personally...
yeah i have a cracking elbow problem. just most of my friends call cracking popping instead

but yes that is exactly what is wrong with my elbow

and i'll try those elbow rotations out for a month or two

how often should i do those?

should i use them in my warm-up or stretching?