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Wrist help

Postby Guest » Jun 04, 2004 21:46

Hi, I've noticed lately that my left wrist is weaker than my right. I used to be able to do back walk-overs, and I 've been trying to work it back up again, but it won't let me. I also play softball, but it just seems weaker. I had a cyst in it about ayear or two ago, and maybe that affected it. What can I do to help it?
~Thanx Courtney~
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Re: Wrist help

Postby mmeloon » Jun 05, 2004 15:33

Anonymous wrote:Hi, I've noticed lately that my left wrist is weaker than my right. I used to be able to do back walk-overs, and I 've been trying to work it back up again, but it won't let me. I also play softball, but it just seems weaker. I had a cyst in it about ayear or two ago, and maybe that affected it. What can I do to help it?
~Thanx Courtney~


Courtney, I'm not a physician so I can't speak to the cyst issue you brought up. However, there are a number of weight training exercises that focus on the forearm/wrist/grip complex of muscles. Wrist curls and reverse wrist curls are popular. I, personally, don't like those exercises and prefer to do the wrist roller exercise. It's performed by attaching a rope through the middle of a wodden dowling (or you could use a bat, too), attaching a weight to the other end, and then using solely your wrist and forearm muscles to "roll" the weight up. Do it with the rope between you and the dowling one day, then with the rope on the other side the next to exercise both sets of muscles. This exercise hurts considerably (if you are working hard) but I believe it works great.

There are other exercises involving one-sided dumbells (weights only on one-side of the dumbell) where you lift the weight just using your wrist. That would work the lateral parts of your wrist. Combine this with some of the exercises I mentioned above and you've probably done all you can.

Do a web search if you need more help understanding the exercises I described above.

Good luck,
Mark
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