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Old 03-31-2010, 07:52 PM   #1
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Taping wrists/Snatch?

Hey, do most people tape there wrist somewhat tight for support during oly lifts? For me it seems to relieve some stress of the wrists, especially during the snatch and overhead squat
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Old 03-31-2010, 08:17 PM   #2
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Re: Taping wrists/Snatch?

Taping is a countermeasure if you absolutely need to work through something.

I would definitely be prehabbing or rehabbing your injury or injuries that are limiting your ability to do it without taping though.
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Old 03-31-2010, 09:08 PM   #3
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Re: Taping wrists/Snatch?

Hey Steven, basically, i don't believe im injuried the snatch and overhead squat just start to hurt my wrists, and i know the difference between a good hurt and bad or just uncomfortable. Maybe it comes down to my wrist position on the catch of the snatch?
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Old 03-31-2010, 09:30 PM   #4
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Re: Taping wrists/Snatch?

I love my wraps, save the wrists a big beating when it comes to snatching heavy regularly. Most lifters I know wear wraps because of the strain the weights put on the wrists.
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Old 04-03-2010, 03:57 PM   #5
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Re: Taping wrists/Snatch?

I find overhead squat more comfortable with my wrists taped.
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Old 04-03-2010, 04:42 PM   #6
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Re: Taping wrists/Snatch?

I just discovered that tape is a remarkable protector from calluses that come from muscle-ups. A couple of sessions ago I left the tape on for some overhead stuff after, and it was much more comfortable. My go-bag will contain tape for some time to come.
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Old 04-06-2010, 04:56 AM   #7
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Re: Taping wrists/Snatch?

if you are handling bigger weights, you will experience some discomfort.

if you use tape for a long time, you will eventually realize that it would have been cheaper to buy wraps from the get go.
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Old 04-08-2010, 08:40 AM   #8
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Re: Taping wrists/Snatch?

Isn't taping wrists the same as wearing gloves?
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Old 04-08-2010, 10:14 AM   #9
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Re: Taping wrists/Snatch?

No.

As a general rule of thumb, you can safely ignore the folks who lift with gloves but you might want to pay attention to the lifters who tape their wrists.
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Old 04-08-2010, 10:26 AM   #10
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Re: Taping wrists/Snatch?

If you are doing CF and only snatching/overhead squatting occassionaly, and not super heavy, you should make sure your mechanics are good and you don't have a pre-exisiting injury.

Weightlifters who are snatching heavy often are different from your average CF'er.
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