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Old 05-06-2006, 11:00 AM   #1
Mitchell Brown
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I've just had my first attempt at handstand pushups. I'm new to fitness so I didn't attempt to many but I think I had the technique alright. However, my wrists really hurt both during and after the pushup. Is this odd? Is there something I can do to strengthen my wrists? I'm 20 years old so it shouldn't be anything serious... I do crack my wrists quite a bit so I'll cut that out now...
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Old 05-06-2006, 11:24 AM   #2
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I also tend to get sore wrists after doing lots of pushups and handstands.

I've just taken an ace bandage and wrapped it around my wrist for a little more support. It seems to do the trick.
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Old 05-06-2006, 02:55 PM   #3
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Warm-up your wrists a bit. An ace bandage or a piece of athletic tape around your wrist should do the trick.
A lot of it is getting the wrists into the shape to support an adult body. The wrists must be conditioned or rehabbed a lot in gymnastics. ( Not to say, that they are. )
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Old 05-06-2006, 11:44 PM   #4
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When I first started HSPU my wrists would hurt after. Flexibility comes to mind. Warm up your wrists before the work out. The more you do them the better they will become.
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Old 05-07-2006, 05:50 AM   #5
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Handstands every day, whenever you get a chance. You need a lot of time upside down, supporting yourself until it gets comfortable.
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Old 05-08-2006, 10:17 AM   #6
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Spend as much time on your hands as possible. It really is a conditioning thing. I started working my handstands every day last August and I had the same problem you're describing (I was 20 at the time). Eventually it all but faded.
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Old 05-08-2006, 11:41 AM   #7
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I second Larry & Eric's advice. My HSPU were initially awful, so I have added a set of 5 (want to eventually get to 10) per round of the CFWU. I've seen substantial improvement in them since doing so.
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Old 05-08-2006, 01:26 PM   #8
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See
http://www.drillsandskills.com/skills/cond/maint

under wrists...
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Old 05-09-2006, 06:17 PM   #9
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When wrists hurt, especially one more than the other, be careful. Tendonitis or a syst may be on the way.
Like others say, definitely rest and condition.
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