very weak wrists...preventing other workouts...help?

Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by kingrukus, Apr 7, 2007.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. kingrukus

    kingrukus New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2004
    Messages:
    841
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have very weak wrists. The rest of my arm is decent but my weak point is the wrists. On my last set of hammer curls, they completely gave out and one is completely in pain now (wont be able to do curls, etc for a few weeks).

    How can I strengthen my wrists? I already do reverse and forward wrist curls. Should I simply start upping my calcium intake? They are very very skinny and look disproportionate to the rest of my arm. They are my weak point preventing me from pushing more weight.
     
  2. BrownWalrus

    BrownWalrus New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2007
    Messages:
    2,460
    Likes Received:
    0
    need more :wackit:

    but honestly, i'm not exactly sure on how to help you with wrist strengthening, have you tried searching around for it? All i can suggest is to try and use less weight when doing wrist curls and just do more reps, so you're not overstraining them, i highly suggest searching around more
     
  3. 94civicEX

    94civicEX New Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2003
    Messages:
    4,778
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Utah
    Try taping them for a while.
     
  4. Mitchj

    Mitchj OT Supporter

    Joined:
    May 2, 2005
    Messages:
    112,062
    Likes Received:
    76
    I find doing D.B Bicep curls helped strengthen mine. When i switched to BB Curls they got thinner. But i still prefer BB curls.

    Nice story hey.
     
  5. Eric Draven

    Eric Draven New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2004
    Messages:
    315
    Likes Received:
    0
    sledge hammer levering, plate wrist curls, double underhand and reverse style nail bending
     
  6. CPop

    CPop New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2006
    Messages:
    949
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ironmind.com for all your grip/forearm related needs.

    I find it hard to believe you can hammer curl more than your wrists can handle. I think it might be form related.
     
  7. solid snake

    solid snake New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2003
    Messages:
    9,176
    Likes Received:
    0
    this thread as well :
    http://forums.offtopic.com/showthread.php?t=1559890
     
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2007
  8. thisgsx

    thisgsx New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2005
    Messages:
    8,233
    Likes Received:
    0
    i have the same problem here, and i think i fucked up my left forearm while deadlifting. now, i cant bb curl, only db's. :wtc: it's going to be a few weeks before i can go back to bb curls.
     
  9. red_fox

    red_fox New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2004
    Messages:
    1,446
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    columbus
    there's wrist curls and reverse wrist curls. I also add reverse db curls at the end of my workouts and I've seen results
     
  10. Mystery Guest

    Mystery Guest New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2003
    Messages:
    11,332
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    San Antonio TX & South Fla
    I started using wrist wraps, they help.
     
  11. VinSVT

    VinSVT New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2003
    Messages:
    5,080
    Likes Received:
    0
    stop doing so many fucking cruls :ugh:
     
  12. antiabercrombie

    antiabercrombie fuk u lemonardo OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2002
    Messages:
    8,827
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    DFW, Texas
    I had the same problem and I bought one of those forearm trainers (the bar with the rope that hangs down and you put weights on it and twist it to raise the weight) and I noticed a lot of difference in my other exercises because of it.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page