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Old 11-25-2008, 12:08 AM   #1
Rachel Izzo
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Default severely sprained wrist

So on Saturday, my FIRST day back training with my lifting team again, I did a horribly bad clean and basically completely messed my wrist up. I went to the ER because I was in so much pain, and tomorrow I'm going to a sports med doc. Not broken, but this is the 3rd time I've done this and it's the most excruciating it's been.

I was wondering if I could get some creative ideas on how to keep up all my conditioning while it's healing (because I have a feeling it's going to be a while). I'm training for junior nationals in march, and want to keep up my over all strength (which would be taken care of by squatting, which I plan to do a ton of), but also wanted to throw in some other exercises that wouldn't hurt the leg strength so much, but still made me feel like I was doing something productive. Anything involving my right hand is out of the question, so I'm at a loss as to what other supplementary exercises I could do.

Ideas anyone? Supplementary strength, light crossfit that wouldn't hurt the lifting ... anything would be greatly appreciated, because I like to work hard and don't want this to kill all my strength, speed, and conditioning.
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Old 11-25-2008, 03:35 AM   #2
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Can you put your injured hand flat on the ground as in a pushup?

Can you hang from a pullup bar or do pullups?

Just trying to get an idea for what you are capable of doing.
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Old 11-25-2008, 05:04 AM   #3
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Tabata air squats.

Sounds like you need to do some specific work on your wrist strength and flexibility if this is a recurring issue.
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Old 11-25-2008, 08:52 AM   #4
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Possibly pistols.. dunno if that'll mess ya up though.

Really depends on what you can do with that wrist though...
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Old 11-25-2008, 09:40 AM   #5
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Here is a thread that I was involved in on another forum that has a bunch of different ideas.

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Old 11-25-2008, 10:07 AM   #6
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In addition to the above, perhaps some one-arm dumbell work as well.

Dan John's "Broken Wrist" workout
(about halfway into the first post).
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