Elbow hurt?

I received a complaint from a Flight Schooler that his elbow hurts following a practice session. Not being qualified in any way to comment on medical stuff I responded this way:

Here’s my guess at what is happening. I suggest to anyone looking to develop a long stroke is that a long stroke may not be feasible for some people. I see some who exaggerate their ‘reach’ trying to force a long stroke and that makes their elbow flatten out beyond where it normally goes so this could be why you are experiencing pain. You are trying to force your arm to do the work which should be done by your wrist and fingers. Remember: a long stroke only feels long; the release of the dart occurs long before the extension of your arm and it only feels as though it occurs at the end of your reach (follow through).

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