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Old 01-14-2010, 10:55 AM   #1
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Poor Wrist Strength

So while I am new to crossfit I am not quite so new to working out and thought I was ready for todays workout. I started doing the WOD for today and found that while I think I could have gotten through it I found that my wrists are not all that strong.

My plan as of now is to sub in other exercises to simulate the movements to get a good workout while trying things to strengthen my wrists.

My question is; does anyone else have this problem and if you did, will it get better in time? Also what are some suggestions to strengthen my wrists other than the obvious wrist curls, reverse wrist curls, wrist roll?

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Old 01-14-2010, 11:05 AM   #2
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Re: Poor Wrist Strength

sand/rice bucket, hand stands, OH squats, hitting heavy bags, knuckle push ups, battling ropes.
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Old 01-14-2010, 11:08 AM   #3
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Re: Poor Wrist Strength

Yes your strength will improve with time, as well as your conditioning. It's not a complete list but to increase your wrist strength I'd suggest doing things like deadlifts, pullups, wallball, kettlebell swings, oly lifts, press, push press, push jerk more then doing wrist curls.

And I see Jamie filled out the list nicely
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Old 01-14-2010, 11:14 AM   #4
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I need to reword this so I can make it my sig.

THe main lifts (squat, deadlift, bench, press, snatch, clean and jerk, and pull up) are your bread and butter. Increase those lifts and you strength will be well rounded and usable.

Any time you add in assistance work it should be to address a weakness which is holding back one or more of the main lifts. Assistant excersizes should not be done "just because", but to address a particular issue.
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Old 01-14-2010, 11:46 AM   #5
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I need to reword this so I can make it my sig.

THe main lifts (squat, deadlift, bench, press, snatch, clean and jerk, and pull up) are your bread and butter. Increase those lifts and you strength will be well rounded and usable.
But then your sig wouldn't be paleo friendly.
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Old 01-14-2010, 11:56 AM   #6
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Re: Poor Wrist Strength

You might want to check out the GymnasticBodies' forum section on Joint Preperation & Flexibility Work. Here are some threads:

** http://www.gymnasticbodies.com/forum....php?f=17&t=61 **
http://www.gymnasticbodies.com/forum...hp?f=17&t=2508
http://www.gymnasticbodies.com/forum...hp?f=17&t=3002

kind of useful:
http://www.gymnasticbodies.com/forum...hp?f=17&t=2758

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Old 01-14-2010, 12:07 PM   #7
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4S3C4AC908w (not WFS)
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Old 01-18-2010, 10:02 AM   #8
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Thanks so much for all the great replies. I feel better about the progress I'll make in the months to come. Thanks again.
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Old 01-18-2010, 11:53 AM   #9
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Re: Poor Wrist Strength

Handstands, press handstands on the floor. And rings, for that matter.
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Old 01-21-2010, 04:02 PM   #10
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My plan as of now is to sub in other exercises to simulate the movements to get a good workout while trying things to strengthen my wrists.
I also have weak girly-sized wrists.

I wouldn't necessarily recommend your plan of using other movements. I'd say do the prescribed movements, just use lighter weights if your wrists are too weak. Use a broomstick if you have to. Then do EXTRA accessory work to improve wrist strength.
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