My fellow weight lifters...

Discussion in 'General' started by sneakerking757, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. sneakerking757

    sneakerking757

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    I use an ez-curl bar for my curls, and after every set, I get this sharp *%% pain in my wrists.

    Hurts like hell!

    I'm guessing this is from the pressure on my wrists (which I thought the ez-curl bar was suppose to help reduce).

    So what am I doing wrong?

    How can I prevent this?
     
  2. club29

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    How can you prevent this? Be a man and use a straight curl bar.

    Now thank me.
     
  3. jehlers02

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    I used to have that a long time ago.

    Are you keeping your wrists straight?
     
  4. jeyel

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    i use a curl bar too.. the only thing i can think of is that you're using too much weight or you're gripping the bar in the wrong place
     
  5. rck2sactown

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    get some wrist wraps.
    Thank me later.
     
  6. sneakerking757

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    My wrists face inward with the bar.
     
  7. nktran001

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    Just take the pain.

    When my wrist was hurting, I ignored it.
     
  8. thehavik

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    Sounds like you are not using proper technique.
    Keep your wrist straight and "flat"
     
  9. dropkicks

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    Do them slow and just make sure your form is perfect .. Don't matter how much you lift or fast you do it .. Form is key
     
  10. super t1ght

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    Whos in ur avy OP
     
  11. sneakerking757

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    How can I keep my wrists straight and flat with an ez-curl bar when it curves?

    And yeah, I try to keep my form as tight as possible.
     
  12. damnthosejs

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    I think you're putting much stress on your wrists than putting the stress on your bi's. Are you doing your curls seated or standing up? I'massuming you're doing it seated.

    My wrists used to hurt whenever I did my chest, but I found out my wrists were in the wrong position ; I'm assuming it's just a case of positioningyour body while seated that's why the stress on your wrist is greater than it should be.
     
  13. sneakerking757

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    I do them standing.

    I've tried every position on the bar and it's all the same.

    Super T1ght - Denise Milani
     
  14. jaye05

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    don't curl your wrists towards your body, or get wrist wraps. they take pressure of youre wrists & grip so you can lift more
     
  15. wj4

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    Are you using too much weight? Sometimes I see cats try to lift too much, only to go into an improper posture/technique that will most likely result in aninjury.
     
  16. durden7

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  17. air23jordanxiii

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    Don't switch to a straight bar. The pain will get worse. How often do you lift? I bet you're over training.
     
  18. sneakerking757

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    At the weight I'm using, my form is still proper, so I wouldn't say I'm trying to lift too much.

    Durden7 - I get what you're saying.

    I have no intention of switching to a straight bar.

    And I lift four times a week.

    Bi's, twice.
     
  19. jredmond3

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    Be careful, if you strain your wrist it can be hella difficult to rehabilitate it back to normal. I hurt mine and it was bugging me 5-6 months later, even whenI hadn't been doing anything.
     
  20. wawaweewa

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    Use a wider grip until there is no pain.
    Each individual anatomy is different. Some can use a narrower grip, some need to use a wider grip.
     
  21. mastamind89

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    Try loosening up your grip a little bit. I have forearm splits, helps when I use a straight bar.
     
  22. chicagos finest 23

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    Are you doing close grip or wide grip?
     
  23. it is wat it is

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    gloves/thread
     
  24. deezxnutz

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    used to have pain in my wrists when i first started and i just kept with it though. ended up going away after a while. or do some wrist curls to strengthenyour wrists.