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Old 06-17-2015, 04:37 PM   #11
Keith Miller
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Re: Hoping to get some help understand wrist wraps

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I will be 47 in a couple weeks. I am an olympic weightlifter. It's all I do. I use Strength Wraps. I put em on when I start lifting and keep em on throughout. I go through stages of not wearing them but over time my wrists get sore.

Of course some part of me pretty much hurts all the time.
Word. I, too, use wrist wraps, but not all the time. Not only have my wrists been giving me problems lately, but yes to something hurting nearly all the time.

My wife laughs and shakes her head when I tell her something is sore/hurting anymore!!
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Old 06-17-2015, 05:39 PM   #12
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Re: Hoping to get some help understand wrist wraps

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I'm over 40 as well and while I respect all the goodness of what I like to call "crutchy" type things, my eyes have been opened recently as I've been training with an international olympic weightlifting champ. No belts allowed during training. On anything.

Point is, if you have to consider using wraps for EVERYTHING, look into some stuff by David Durante. He comes to mind simply because he specifically had the latest video I saw on "getting wrists stronger". Do just that. Start building the strength to do what you need to do, otherwise, it never stops.

Before you know it, you'll have compression socks, wrist wraps, knee wraps, elbow sleeves, olympic shoes, rocktape and gloves while working on the C2 Rower.

I know it sounds exaggerated but it isn't as far off as you think until you switch your thoughts to "how to get this stronger" rather than "how to mask the weakness" just so you can do things that you maybe shouldn't be doing. There is a place for it yes, just like wraps on heavy snatch work, etc but it should be the exception, not the norm.
Generally, I'd agree with you, but I broke my wrist when I was younger and currently have arthritis, like, everywhere, so reading the advice to make a joint stronger makes me cringe a little lol. I also have bad knees and injuries and whatnot to the point my orthopod told me to wear a knee brace just generally since I was like 12.

For these reasons I'm a fan of protective gear for joints and palms (I like having soft hands, sue me), but I don't believe in covering yourself from head to toe in padding, bracers and belts.

I think there's a difference between a weight belt which interferes with core development (before a certain point, once you're pushing like 800lbs you can clearly move weight, the belt at that point is just protecting your spine) vs something like a knee or wrist brace that is protecting a delicate and crucial joint.

That said, I'm partial to harbinger wrap gloves when pushing like presses, and some tough mudder gloves the brand I can't remember and have to check on later for pulls like deads (cuz the harbinger padding is too thick to get a proper grip).

Still, I'm interested in this David Durante and making my wrists stronger, do you have a link or something?
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