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How to strengthen wrists to prevent pain while lifting

I do Crossfit for about two months, during these two months, we have tried as many techniques as possible, like deadlift, snatches, clean and jerk, power clean and thruster. Ever since I tried ...
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Can I strengthen my wrist and forearm while at the office?

I'm working out for 9 months by now, and was, until now, trying to lose weight. Now that I'm pushing myself to weight lifting, I've found that I really need to strengthen my wrists and forearms. When ...
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Can we make wider wrists? [duplicate]

Which workouts do I need to do for making wider wrists? Which fruits or vegetables or something natural foods do I need to eat for growing wrist's size? Thank in advance!
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How to strengthen my wrists?

While my wrists are fine in general, some of the more strenuous exercises I (try to) do are painful sometimes; for example, one-armed pushups. I used to have more problems, even when doing pull ups (...
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Wrist Position Bench Press vs. Overhead Press

Why does it seem to be okay to bend your wrist in an OHP (many many tutorials show it that way) whereas it's highly adviced (even from the same people doing these tutorials) to get your wrist in a ...
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Prevent wrist pain

Currently I'm working on several calisthenics exercises which put a lot of stress on my wrists (such as stradle planche to handstand). I already do warmups and stretches before I start doing worksets. ...
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Wrist Rotation when Bent Over Rowing with a Barbell

Recently I included Barbell Bent Over Rows (Underhand Grip) into my workout routine. When performing them, my wrists are (pretty much) perfectly in line with my forearm at the beginning. But when I'm ...
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Wrist pain when cycling for over an hour

I never had any injuries to my wrists in any sport, but I started to pick up cycling again (about 2 days a week) and when I go on for over an hour my wrists start hurting. I used to do cycling when ...
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training without using wrist

I broke my wrist when I was a kid. I do body building but my wrist gets painful from time to time. I am looking for alternative workout plans without using my wrist, so I could give my wrist a rest ...
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wrist curl and reverse wrist curl

Why reverse wrist curl is difficult as compared to wrist curl, I recently started training my wrists and I find it, are muscles for reverse wrist curl weaker by nature?
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proper wrist extension movement [closed]

When doing wrist curls or reverse one should dumbbell should move in plane perpendicular to ground or should it follow normal curved path as ulnar is shorter so weight moves toward ulnar side ...
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Knuckle push-ups vs Finger push-ups

I was wondering which one is better, knuckle push ups or finger push ups. I know that knuckle push ups strengthen your wrists, and finger pushups strengthen your fingers. But is it better to do them ...
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How can I avoid hurting my wrists when using the bar while playing DDR?

I play Dance Dance Revolution and similar games to exercise. On especially difficult levels, I lean back and grab the bar behind me, putting some of my weight on it and on my arms and wrists, to be ...
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Forearm strength for a hand stand

I am currently working my way up to a freestanding handstand. The issue I am facing is that my wrist simply does not feel sturdy enough to do a handstand. In other words, if I start falling, there is ...
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Why is the wrist hurt when push up with sharp leveraged edge?

I'm starting doing push up at home, leverage for an easy start. When I place my hands on the edge of a sharp edge, like bed edge, my wrists are hurt. When I gripping a round bar, the hurt disappears. ...
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Exercises recommended for patients suffering from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

I suspect that I have CTS (in my right hand) because of most of the symptoms (of the same) do match, and as a result, I haven't been to the gym in a week. I train regularly for 5-6 days a week with ...
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Preventing weird wrist pain

I have a recurring issue where, for a week or two at a time randomly with anywhere from weeks to months in between, one wrist will exhibit excruciating pain when attempting to bend it up or down past ...
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Relation between upper body workout and wrist size

Does regular upper-body workout lead to an increase in the circumference of the wrist? I'm thinking of exercises like bench press, curls, etc.
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Substitute powerlifting exercises for healing wrist injury

I am doing a Starting Strength-like powerlifting routine and want to continue to improve my strength in the big lifts in the long run. Two months ago, I had a wrist injury from which I apparently ...
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What is the safest wrist angle for pushing exercises?

When doing push exercises, such as the bench press and military press, what is should the angle of the wrist be to prevent injury? Should the wrist be straight or should it be bent like the following ...
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Stretches to make my wrist more flexible

I recently punched someone, and now my right wrist is not as flexible as the left one. I can bend it to around 45 degrees but then it becomes painful, so I have to stop. I need to make it more ...
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Push ups-Wrist strain?

I used to do 200 push ups a day but I have heard that they put a tremendous amount of strain on your wrists so I decided not to do them often anymore. Is this true, or just a myth?
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Pinky finger movement affected by lifting weights?

Since I started lifting several months ago, I have noticed that my pinkies' (both of them) movement has been affected. This is more noticeable right after waking up in the morning, and consists on the ...
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Wrist pain with UHG deadlifts and fat grip pullups

About six months ago, I hurt my wrist whilst doing deadlifts with an underhanded grip (i.e. the position at the top of the deadlift looks like the bottom of a bicep curl). The pain was at the base of ...
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How to strengthen *very gently* your grip in order to safely perform chin-ups? Are wrist wraps good?

I have recently started trying to do negative chin-ups in several occasions, but afterwards I feel a mild pain in both my left and right wrists. It is not the kind of "healthy" discomfort of sore ...
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Pressups on fingers to get bigger wrists - am I doing more harm than good? What precautions to take?

Though I do moderate weightlifting, bar pullups, monkey bars and things, my wrists are quite small (more like a lady's!) and so I want to build them up to be thicker (I would imagine this is a weak ...
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wrist/forearm pain when doing pullups

just started doing pull ups again after a while as i got a straight pull up bar for home use... so when i went on it i was doing it for about 10 mins then stopped doing about ten reps each time but ...
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Wrist Wraps on both wrists?

One of my wrists is weaker than the other. I am working on strengthening both of my wrists, but I want to protect my weaker wrist while I workout. Should I use wrist wraps on the weak wrist or both ...
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Why do my forearms and the tops of my hands hurt?

It feels as if the tendons on the top of my hand and in my forearm (just near the wrist) are very tight and it is painful. I started noticing it in wrestling two years ago and it was very painful but ...
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How can I reduce risk of injury to my recovering fractured wrist during sports?

I fractured my scaphoid and had my wrist in a cast for the past 3 weeks. Today I had the cast removed and the doctor said this sort of fracture usually heals itself well and that I would recover 100% ...
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Will weight exercises help mitigate wrist pain? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is working out a healthy alternative to combat RSI (Repetitive Stress Injuries) Long hours in front of my laptop have weakened my hands and wrists and caused me to have a ...
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My wrists and fore-arms hurt, what should I do?

I weight lifts daily and also do parkour and I tend to have problems with my wrists and forearms (edit: specifically it's my right wrist and my left forearm. my left wrist is completely OK and my ...
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Maintaining wrist flexibility while working on wrist strength

I have a SportGrips SideWinder wrist exerciser (Sportster model) that Lauren from the CHAOS team was kind enough to send out to me. I started using it a few days ago and am following this workout ...
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How can I workout my upper body with an injured wrist?

A while back I injured my wrist, and while I have a clean bill of health now, during that time I was not able to work my upper body (delts, lats, biceps, triceps, pects). Was there some way I could ...