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Old 07-12-2012, 08:34 AM   #1
David Boyle
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Default Sore Wrist's

Is this a normal thing for the beginning weighlifter? I know when I started squatting a lot a few years ago, my hip flexors were constantly sore, but it subsided.

My wrist's are pretty sore throughout the week. My right wrist is understandable cause I got a minor sprang in it a few weeks ago. But my left wrist almost feels like my right....I get a little discomfort when I do handstand pushups and regular pushups...take a few reps to get rid of the discomfort.

Any suggestions?
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Old 07-12-2012, 09:08 AM   #2
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I think it is pretty normal at first. I saw an ART practitioner and he removed a bunch of "gunk" in my wrists and forearms. It also improved my front rack position quite a bit. I also recommend strengthening your extensor muscles (the top of your forearm) if it doesn't get better.

According to Robb Wolf, Ido Portal does alot of joint prep work to help with this type of issue. Definitely warm up your wrists before a session and you can improve the strength of the joint by VERY SLOWLY building up both flexibility and strength. check out this link...


and build up to these VERY VERY SLOWLY...

Best of luck!
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Old 07-12-2012, 01:00 PM   #3
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Sore and achy wrists and elbows are normal for new lifters, but be smart and make sure you're not doing something to cause strain - any soreness should abate after a few weeks as your joints get conditioned. If the soreness persists, it's likely there's a problem somewhere.

Saying that they feel better after a few reps also suggests that it's at least partly an issue of needing to warm them up adequately before you start training.
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Old 07-12-2012, 02:00 PM   #4
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Thanks for the feedback gentlemen.

Today I did some bar movements. The snatch felt good..the transition position from coming out the clean to the jerk is still sore. I'll keep monitoring it...and hit the warm ups as well.
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