1/31/15

Fix Your Lift: Wrists

Do you spend a lot of time in front of a computer "click clacking" away? Perhaps you're constantly scribbling with a pencil, or are using your hands to do something else. If you do anything specific with your hands, then you will understand how tight your wrists can be. A leading cause of carpel tunnel could be the monotonous movements we put our hands and wrists through each day. After a while scar tissue and limited range of motion develops in the hands. Although carpel tunnel is the ultimate evil in this situation, another side effect is being unable to hold a bar in the front squat/clean position. GASP! You can't hold the bar right! I know that it doesn't sound near as bad as carpel tunnel, but it is a disability that will keep you from doing some of the athletic things you may enjoy.

To prevent this disaster from happening here are 3 mobility exercises to fix your wrists:

Elbows over wrists 3x15 seconds

4 part band disassociation x 10 reps

Heavy front rack hold x 30 seconds

Here's the video to show you how to do everything.


No comments:

Post a Comment

About Me

My photo
BS, MS - exercise Physiology
EPC - Board Certified Exercise Physiologist

Published Thesis
The impact of three different forms of warm up on performance


The Effects of Glucose Supplementation on Barbell Velocity and Fatiguability in Weightlifting - A pilot study"

Graduate from Midwestern State University, founder of Endunamoo Barbell Club, and Endunamoo Strength and Conditioning. Working to help athletes physically reach their goals and achieve scholarships while spiritually pouring into as many people as possible on all platforms.