Problem with my right wrist while benching :need some advice:

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  1. JPitts

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    About a year or so ago, i fell on my wrist and it twisted pretty badly. It swole up and hurt for a few weeks. (this is all before i started working out).

    During the summer I started to work out

    just some basics

    bench press
    curls & various shoulder excersizes with dumbells
    thighs & quads


    I found that if I bench for too long, the wrist that got hurt will start to ache very badly. Sometimes its hard to bench anymore at all. Its sort of a sharp pinching pain right under my thumb.

    Is there another way that I can bench that wont agitate my wrist? Or should I just go see a doctor to see whats up?


    I know im noob at the lifting, so you dont have to tell me again :)
     
  2. MaineSucks

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    can you be a little more specific about the pain?

    is it a shooting pain? like from the base of the thumb into the wrist? can you press your thumb in a certain direction and get the pain?



    if that describes it.... start taping your wrists for a while. it will go away on its own. that shit happens to me every few months
     
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    its a sharp pain that hurts when pressure is applied toward the wrist
     
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    start taping up
     
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    crap happens to me all the time. When I started doing competition bench pressing and max-outs regularly I noticed my wrists going down the crapper. I really didn't find anything that helped so now I just focus on using a bit less weight and spend more time with the dumbbells instead of barbell.
     
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    or keep the weight up and tape your wrists
     
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    strengthen your wrists? lightweight db forearm curls pronated and supinated
     
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    ill try tape next workout. thanks for the help guys
     
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    I agree w/natural one.

    I'd also try a different grip when benching. When I bench, instead of having my thumb on the one side of the bar and my other fingers on the other, all fingers are on the same side of the bar. (hope that made sense) I found that made my grip better.
     
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    try squeezing the bar and rolling your wrist forward insted of just letting it sit on your hands
     
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