Originally Posted by StrangeGator
My elbow joints hurt most of the time. I feel it the most doing curls and getting joint locks in Aikido. I've dropped the free-weight curls for the moment, doing more cable work and chin ups. I can't avoid it in Aikido. One technique in particular, Nikio, just torques the hell out of my elbow. It's one of the most prevalent control techniques, so we do it in almost every class.
Strange, you might also experiment with neutral-grip pullups. Neutral grip is palms facing each other. Since the wrists want to rotate when you pull, this version is typically easier on wrists/elbows/shoulders. It's typically the only grip I use these days.
And insofar as you cannot avoid some of the biomechanical stresses of your sport, there is certainly no use in contributing to the stress with your workout.