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Old 11-23-2008, 08:01 AM   #1
Philip Rogers
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Injured wrist on clean and jerk..

Hey guys/girls,

I injured my wrist on my last set of the clean and jerk a few WOD's ago, and this is happening more often now that I cleaning and or pressing over 200lbs.

Is this a common thing? Is it possible that my grip is too close which is causing my wrists to be in a strange spot when completing the lift? I will say that I do have small wrists, but I don't know that direct wrist work would be the way to go. Right now my wrist is in a lot of pain and there is no way I will be able to complete today's WOD, so I guess I am going to alternate heat and ice periodically.

Does anyone else injure their wrists often when doing olympic lifts? Any workarounds to prevent these nagging injuries? Is this a flexibility issue more than anything else?

Thanks in advance for any advice,
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Old 11-24-2008, 09:35 AM   #2
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Re: Injured wrist on clean and jerk..

It might be a bar placement issue. You want the bar on the butt of the palm, not back in the fingers.
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Old 11-26-2008, 10:07 AM   #3
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Re: Injured wrist on clean and jerk..

Hi Bryan,

Thanks for the reply. I am going to work on my form with lighter weight to see where I am going wrong. My wrist was healed enough to perform "Lynne" with little pain, so luckily everything is healing up nicely.

Have a good thanksgiving!
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Old 11-26-2008, 11:32 AM   #4
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Re: Injured wrist on clean and jerk..

Posted anything on the digital coaching forum? Don't forget the availability of that resource.

Either there or here it might be helpful to just post close up pictures of your grip at the end of the jerk.
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Old 12-02-2008, 02:40 PM   #5
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Re: Injured wrist on clean and jerk..

I agree with David re. digital coaching.

I notice that members at my Affiliate complain about this type of pain when they keep a death grip on the bar during the Clean. This is usually due to the fact that they are afraid of or unwilling to receive the bar in the rack position. It goes along with this that they are also NOT getting their elbows around the bar fast enough, and the move resembles a reverse curl. It appears that they try to receive the bar by rolling their grip from above the bar to under the bar - holding it as if they are about to do a thruster.
The Clean and Jerk are 2 distinct moves.
Once you have Cleaned the bar, you are allowed to (and SHOULD) adjust your grip while in the rack position so that you will have a proper grip for the Jerk.
I tend to have them reduce the weight to a # they are not afraid of (women ~ 45-65#/men ~ 95-115#) and go through multiple practice reps with that weight until they are comfortable with the Clean and catching it in the rack position.
I don't know if this is the issue you are having and why your wrists hurt, but you may want to keep it in mind next time you are doing C&Js.

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