Any chest exercises that don't require supporting something on your wrist?

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  1. Falconer

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    So my left wrist started hurting pretty badly after I maxed out on bench the other day. I took a week off and tried benching again last week and it still hurts. It's like the outside of my wrist (pinky side).

    So I need some chest exercises that don't involve supporting or pressing with your wrists. All I ever do is bench really. Ideas?

    Oh and if any e-doctors want to diagnose my wrist, feel free.
     
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    only thing i can think of would be trying to use the pec deck machine with just your forearm (pretend you have no hands)
     
  3. Falconer

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    I was gonna try dumbbell flies. I never really do those, tho.
     
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    wonder if one of those wrist braces would work? might help stabilize
     
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    When I used to lift competitively I constantly had issues with my wrist from going heavy and max'ing often. I got rid of that problem by not max'ing out anymore ;)

    When my wrists would act up though I would stick to light-weight dumbbells, flies, and a lot of machine work since the machines tend to take some of the impact for you.
    In another week you could try to bench with the smith machine and see how that goes.
     
  6. Plan B

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    push-ups, using your knuckles on the floor, your wrists will remain straight
     
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    still gonna strain your wrists as the end of the exercise causes your wrists to bend if you have weak wrists.

    i'd stick to neutrl said about knuckle pushups, dumbbell pushups
     
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    or you can hold dumbbells on the floor while doing pushups. i've been doing that, as i've had injuries to my wrist before and can't bend them well.
     
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    just tape the bar to your wrists :dunno:
     
  10. Abomb

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    use wrist wraps? they seem to decrease my wrist pain
     
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    only intelligent thing abomb has ever said..
     
  12. Skeletor

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    I feel more strain in my forearms from DB flys than I feel from most pulling exercises....


    definitely a bad idea. Machine flys would work because you're moving the weight from your elbows, and the wrists are not involved. It won't kill you to use a machine while your wrist heals.
     
  13. Skeletor

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    this works as long as it isn't a compression injury.
     
  14. Plan B

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    This obviously works better with hexagon weights rather than round weights :o
     
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    I have wrist issues (multiple fractures during many years of playing lacrosse) and I used wraps for a bit and worked on grip strength so my wrist would stay tight while benching, etc.

    Flys are light on my wrists but contribute to a shoulder issue I have.

    Simple rehab stuff can help out. Some grip work, wrist/finger stretching, hitting a heavy bag (don't know why but this helped).

    And call me crazy but after a chest day I'll hang on a pullup bar for a bit to relieve some sort of odd placebo I have of relieving some pressure on my wrist.

    Pushups with dumbells were a favorite of mine.
     
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    i have plenty of intelligent things to say.. you are just too busy hating on me 24/7 to give me a chance
     
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    everyone knows my wrist situation, a good wrist wrap will help 100%! Do it
     
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    Wrist wraps..don't rely on them, but if you must go to the gym and workout, use them when your wrist(s) hurt.

    I know I do, but make sure you let em loose after each set otherwise you might lose feeling in your hand if you have it too tight like I always do..
     
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    big fuckin werd
     
  20. Falconer

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    There is only pain when my wrist is bent back. Knuckle pushups don't hurt. I don't think it's a compression injury.
     
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