My wrists limit my bench

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  1. Nismo4090

    Nismo4090 Back in Black

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    My wrists are weaksauce :wtc:
     
  2. Mojo

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    how much weight till it starts to hurt?
     
  3. Nismo4090

    Nismo4090 Back in Black

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    starts to hurt at around 200
     
  4. cavefish

    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    Get some wraps.
     
  5. Mojo

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    im no expert, but try doing more wrist curls and reverse wrist curls. also work on form by squeezing the bar and spreading it apart when benching. wrist wraps are a great tool as well.
     
  6. erok81

    erok81 All your canyons are belong to me!!

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    I was going to get wrist wraps, because I have a hard time keeping them straight during benching.

    Would that eventually lead to even weaker wrists though, using wraps?
     
  7. The Boy Bastard

    The Boy Bastard Bewbie's??

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    Only if you depended on them for everything. If it was for bench only and you did exercises to strengthen your wrists otherwise you should be fine. But if you use them for all your push/overhead exercises and did nothing to improve...yes.
     
  8. erok81

    erok81 All your canyons are belong to me!!

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    I sure would look stupid with wraps benching 155 or so. :rofl:

    What is a good brand anyway?
     
  9. The Boy Bastard

    The Boy Bastard Bewbie's??

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    Meh...just tell them you broke your wrist in a bar fight if you need an excuse. :mamoru: I can't comment on a brand, I haven't had to use any to say what is good or not.
     
  10. GuOD

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    keep your wrists straight :dunno:

    i think it puts you in a weaker position to have the bar resting on your wrists rather than having your hands in line with your wrists

    or start doing push presses. push presses have made my wrists much stronger super fast
     
  11. erok81

    erok81 All your canyons are belong to me!!

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    Maybe my wrists/hands are formed different, but if I keep them straight it almost makes the bar fall forward out of my hands.

    Do you guys really keep them perfectly straight when you bench?
     
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    you don't want it to fall out but I think it helps you bench a lot more. i'm no expert and christophers will probably come in here and tell me to stfu :squint: but i've seen a few PL's drop the bar because they hold it that way so I figure they do it for a reason :dunno:
     
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    Who cares what it looks like? Are you in the gym for other people or yourself? Buy some. inzernet.com
     
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    Maybe you should stay out of the gym and get back in front of the TV then?
     
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    just about. i consider it a very bad habit to get into benching with wrist bent back.

    the bar isnt about to fall. whats it going to do? sheer off your thumb?

    you don't use a suicide grip do you? :ugh:
     
  16. erok81

    erok81 All your canyons are belong to me!!

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    No, I don't use suicide grip. When My wrist is straight, it feels like my thumb is holding the weight. I didn't say the weight was falling, it said feels like it going to fall forward. Oh well, I guess it's just something I'll have to get used to.
     
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    thats why i said "it's not going to fall" trust me, you can load the weight on your palm and still have your wrist straight.

    obviously if you have your wrist back all backwards its going to limit your bench and invite injury

    just gotta force yourself to do it, since you picked up a bad habit.
     
  18. cavefish

    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    Uhhh...
     
  19. erok81

    erok81 All your canyons are belong to me!!

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    Actually, I don't think my wrists go back too far. I try to keep it where the the bar is inline with my wrists, so the weight is pushing straight down on my wrist joint. Although, to do that my wrists end up being slightly tipped backward.

    The weight hurts my wrists sometimes though. I guess from years of skatboarding and breaking/spraining my wrists all time might be a factor. :hs:

    Anyway, back to the thread starter. Sorry.
     
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    :ugh2: How the hell can anyone bench over 135 with their wrists perfectly straight?
     
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    http://youtube.com/watch?v=yA5Yx267dMI

    there are definitely people who can do the whole wrist back thing with the weight at the top of your palms, but in my not so expert opinion, lifting with the weight directly on top of your arm is the way to do it.
     
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    Even that guys wrists are slightly bent backwards a few degrees. Otherwise the weight would roll forward and force you to drop it, regardless of whether your thumb is there or not.
     
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    supportive and encouraging posts in F&N? Wtf is going on here?
     
  24. The Boy Bastard

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  25. Tony Montana

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    do some forearms/wrist excerise it strengthens it big time. i tried and it works.
     
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