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Old 02-19-2008, 12:40 PM   #1
Jonny Smyth
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false grip

HI everyone.

This is my first post and was wondering after having a chance to use rings for the first time i found the false grip caused me a lot of pain on my left wrist. This prevented me trying a muscle up as my left hand always went to a normal grip because of the pain.

Has anyone else had this and what suggestions have you to over come this problem
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Old 02-19-2008, 01:31 PM   #2
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Re: false grip

Is it pain because your had a previous injury before and it's putting pressure on it?

Conditioning may be an issue. Also could be you're not used to it.. Dunno. Need for info.
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Old 02-19-2008, 02:06 PM   #3
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Re: false grip

I also experienced pain in both wrists when first learning the false grip. After time my wrists just became used to the grip and the movement. I have very small wrists in diameter & alot of "play" in my wrist if you were to shake my hand. The ripping of the skin on my wrists was more of an issue though, so I began using a few small 1/2" X 2" strips of medical tape, doubled up, over the area that was ripping. Then followed that up with a complete wrap around the entire wrist (one time around) with a 1" piece of medical tape. Not too tight to impede proper movement, but enough to give it some stabillity. Good luck!
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Old 02-19-2008, 03:32 PM   #4
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Re: false grip

If it's injury related, then obviously you don't want to push it. I found similar discomfort prohibiting me from going through the transition at times, but my wrists seem to have adapted very well. If adaptation will take care of it, then just take it easy, do rowing muscle-ups or whatever doesn't irritate the wrist until they are better conditioned.
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