I am doing 25 pound dumb bell curls for a while and now I'd like to move to 35 pounds. The problem is, that I am afraid that my wrist will get injured with that much weight.

Will wrist bands help or should I support my wrist with the other hand while taking up and letting down the weights?

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    Why are you afraid your wrist will get hurt? Has it been injured before?
    – Alec
    Aug 21, 2017 at 20:12
  • @Alec when i do wrist curl i can hardly take 15 pound, if my wrist flex too much while carrying weight in curl it will get damaged like earlier
    – murmansk
    Aug 21, 2017 at 20:42

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  1. Why not move up to 27.5 or 30lbs dumbbells?
  2. Generally people hurt their wrists doing higher weight, more awkward wrist position types of presses (i.e. Flat Bench Barbell) . With no previous injury history you're unlikely to hurt yourself with 25lbs dumbbells (just make sure you're in a position where you can drop them and they won't injure you or anyone else).

  3. I'm assuming your gym has a Free Motion type of machine, if you're concerned switch to that for a while / do straight (if your wrist gives out something you can let go of)

    • See the following attachments: Use them with an overhand and underhand grip (supinated and pronated). Should not take long for your wrist strength to catch up.

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