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Old 09-25-2008, 01:56 PM   #1
Gary Ohm
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Wrist injury. DAGNABBIT!!!!

I took a header off my skateboard last Monday. The swelling is already WAY down and the pain is greatly reduced. But I cannot grab hard, I cannot put any weight pressure on it at any angle.
So..... No pullups, pushups, deadlifts, anything on a bar or dumbell. RATS!!! I have not tried jumping rope yet.

So i guess it's a few weeks of air squats, back extensions, situps, and running (barf).

Any other suggestions? It is amazing how often one stresses the wrist...
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Old 09-25-2008, 02:06 PM   #2
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Re: Wrist injury. DAGNABBIT!!!!

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I took a header off my skateboard last Monday. The swelling is already WAY down and the pain is greatly reduced. But I cannot grab hard, I cannot put any weight pressure on it at any angle.
So..... No pullups, pushups, deadlifts, anything on a bar or dumbell. RATS!!! I have not tried jumping rope yet.

So i guess it's a few weeks of air squats, back extensions, situps, and running (barf).

Any other suggestions? It is amazing how often one stresses the wrist...
Do stuff with one arm. I have a wrist injury also.
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Old 09-25-2008, 02:29 PM   #3
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Re: Wrist injury. DAGNABBIT!!!!

Pullups??

Actually, sarcasm aside,... That's a good idea. It is my dominant hand that is injured. I'll take a couple weeks and work on catching up my chicken wing to my "good side".

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Old 09-26-2008, 12:02 PM   #4
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Re: Wrist injury. DAGNABBIT!!!!

Gary: we're in the same situation. I sprained my left wrist and Doc prescribed a brace for 3 weeks... luckily it's my non-dominant hand.

So far I have done:

Michael (scaled)
Front Squats (5-5-5-5-5)

Today I made up one myself.. I read that using the "good limb" helps keep strength in the limb that is not being worked while it heals. So I did:
10 rounds for time of:
10 box jumps, 10 DB rows (right hand only), and 10 DB push-press (right hand only). I used pansy weights but oh well, it was tough for me, heh.

Other workouts I've read (not made up) and I'm planning to do soon are:

100m sprints (not sure how many or how much rest).
400m walking lunge for time
4 rounds for time of: 200m, 50 squats
4 rounds for time of 400m, with 2 mins rest between each attempt.
run 5k
2 rounds for time of: 800m run, 400m backwards run
Hill sprints (not sure how many or how much rest)

And I might make up something that has Pistols since I can do them and they're great, tough exercise. And yes, of course you can do your hip extensions and ab/hip-flexor work in the mean time also.

I might also try some snatches with right arm only....
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Old 09-26-2008, 12:16 PM   #5
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Re: Wrist injury. DAGNABBIT!!!!

Front squats with a cross-arm grip?
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Old 09-27-2008, 08:37 AM   #6
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Re: Wrist injury. DAGNABBIT!!!!

Anthony: yes, of course, Front Squats with a crossed-arms grip.. no way I would even attempt a clean-grip front squat with a sprained wrist!!! As a matter of fact, I still can't rack the bar correctly with a clean-grip.. but I didn't mention since, even if you can, you could go to the dark side and used the crossed-arms methods while your wrist heals. The point of that exercise is to workout other body parts, heh heh.

Today I did sprints... boy could I use some gains in this. After 2 max. efforts sprints of about 100m, the third one felt awfuly hard to complete!! .. I did 5 total. It almost feels like it wasn't a workout, but the 5th one was total crap compared to my first one. I did not time it, just raced my wife.

Funny, today's mainpage WOD is the 4 rounds of 400m and 50 squats. I mentioned one that was 200m and 50sq but maybe I was thinking of that one. Sounds tough for a noob like me
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Old 09-27-2008, 09:03 AM   #7
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Re: Wrist injury. DAGNABBIT!!!!

Anthony, do you know the difference between comedy and tragedy? Who it happens to!

Your post cracked me up, in a sick way. I took a header off my in-line skates 4 weeks ago, and I wasn't laughing then!

For me, the past 4 weeks have been: 2 weeks of open, oozey skin. 1 week of semi-painful skin growing back phase. 1 week (and continuing) of nerve sensitivity.

I just did mostly lower body workouts, plus whatever other cardio you can do (run, bike, etc.)

Happy Healing! Go buy some wrist guards! (my wrist guard is all gouged from my fall, so, good thing I had those on. unfortunately, I landed next to, not on, my elbow pad). Here's my wound..
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