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Old 08-04-2012, 01:45 PM   #1
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Wrist Guards?

Hey. I hurt my right wrist doing front squats and presses. What type of wrist guards would you recommend?

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Old 08-04-2012, 02:09 PM   #2
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Re: Wrist Guards?

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Hey. I hurt my right wrist doing front squats and presses. What type of wrist guards would you recommend?
I wouldn't. Get the wrist healthy then start over.

After that, preventing further wrist injury is a matter of flexibility and good technique.

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Old 08-04-2012, 02:09 PM   #3
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Re: Wrist Guards?

If it's really bad, I'm sure the ones that offer the most protection would be Tiger Paws for gymnastics.

Or you could just get some of those neoprene wrist wraps.
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Old 08-05-2012, 05:05 AM   #4
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Re: Wrist Guards?

APT wrist wraps, or the Rogue 12" ones. They work great. There's a reason why you see real men who lift real weights wearing them - they help.
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Old 08-05-2012, 07:23 AM   #5
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There's a reason why you see real men who lift real weights wearing them - they help.
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Old 08-05-2012, 07:40 AM   #6
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Re: Wrist Guards?

I always wear wrist wraps when I go overhead. You can play football without the pads to toughen the shoulders OR where the pads and preserve what you've got.
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Old 08-05-2012, 11:29 AM   #7
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Re: Wrist Guards?

Just to get the terminology straightened out so you buy the right thing:

Wrist guards: Protect the wrist from impact when falling in sports like skateboarding. You probably won't get any benefit from wearing these when lifting.

Wrist wraps: Wrap tightly around the wrists in order to provide a sort of pedestal to help support weight. You want these.

Wrist straps: I'm mentioning these just because people seem to often confuse them with wraps in conversation. You want wraps, not straps.

I have a set of Schiek wraps and they work fine.

They will help more for the presses than for the front squat. For the front squat, it is more about getting comfortable with the technique so that the weight is not resting at all on your wrists.
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Old 08-05-2012, 05:27 PM   #8
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Re: Wrist Guards?

I like the strength wraps, just twist them to tighten or loosen them mid metcon if you need more support or mobility.. But on front squat get the bar on the fingertips, elbows up and let the weight rest on your shoulders.. Shouldnt hurt your wrist then.
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Old 08-05-2012, 07:50 PM   #9
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Re: Wrist Guards?

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I wouldn't. Get the wrist healthy then start over.

After that, preventing further wrist injury is a matter of flexibility and good technique.

- Mark
Agree with Mark. In addition to that, if you put injured wrists into a brace of any type (I don't care how good the brace, and what type of athletes claim them to be good), you will be covering up an injury, not recovering from an injury. Heal it first, ease back into what you hurt it on, and do continuous rehab to get the joint stronger again. Google wrist rehab exercises, find some and don't overdo it.
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Old 08-05-2012, 09:20 PM   #10
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Re: Wrist Guards?

I use a set from Atlas, had them for a couple weeks, use them in my Clean and Jerk work and presses over 180lb. I've had an issue with my left wrist for years and it's helped a lot. Using the power wraps has also let me adjust the support to the lift I'm doing well.
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