For those of you who climb, and those of you who don’t, sore wrists are problematic, and often there is no clear way forward besides “rest”, a word that means “try not to pull hard with that hand” to most climbers.

So I found a post on the GMB Fitness site that deals with wrist stretches, talks about how the wrist works and how these might help. Good to know that these will help the office computer dwellers as much as the climbers.

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There are quite a few wrist conditions (strains, sprains, tendonitis, bursitis, TFCC tears, stress fractures) that can be improved with proper wrist conditioning.

The beginning of wrist conditioning work is ensuring you have the adequate wrist flexibility to perform your training safely. You want to be able to flex and extend your wrists to at least 90 degree angles without a lot of force for most training that loads your wrists.

If your wrists can’t flex and extend properly, loading them with your bodyweight (or more) through training is like finding a stuck hinge and, instead of loosening it properly, just pushing harder and harder until something gives.

Go check out the ‘Fix Sore Wrist’ videos GMB Fitness offer. The exercises are simple, don’t need a lot of gear, and will help you prevent or lesson your wrist pain.

 

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