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Old 12-29-2006, 02:04 AM   #4
Christian Lemburg
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Ironmind (www.ironmind.com) has some good info and tools for hand health.

In addition to self-massaging your flexors and extensors, you should indeed train your forearms, meaning grip and extension. Ironmind has invented this cool tool for extensor training - basically a flex band ring that you put over your fingers as resistance for extension. They have a lot of other tools for serious grip training, too.

Since it is probably the extended hand position in the pushup that hurts you, try pushups on rings or parallelettes - that way the wrist can stay straight - see http://www.crossfit.com/discus/messages/24/10397.html and http://www.drillsandskills.com/skills/cond/#plltts for how to build the equipment.

Cheers,

Christian
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