So, i have noticed that when I BB Bench press, that after i rack the weights, my wrist feels kind of strained. it doesn't hurt very much, and doesn't last long, but i was wondering if it is common? if not, how do i fix it?
I think it is because I am bending my wrists back a little. But whenever i try to straighten them, it feels like i can't grip the bar very well.
Thread: Wrist pain after bench press?
04-27-2012, 10:46 AM #1
Wrist pain after bench press?
04-27-2012, 11:46 AM #2
- Join Date: Aug 2005
- Location: Louisiana, United States
- Posts: 26,680
- BodyPoints: 33004
- Rep Power: 29712
04-27-2012, 11:48 AM #3
- Join Date: Jul 2007
- Location: Beaverton, Oregon, United States
- Stats: 6'2", 230 lbs
- Posts: 31,824
- BodyPoints: 852
- Rep Power: 62400
The bar should be gripped on the lower end of your plam or the meaty part of your palm. Your wrist should be aligned with your whole arm in a straight plain.
Invest in some wrist wraps. They help out a lot.Athletic Edge Lead Forum Representative
Disclaimer: The above post is my PERSONAL OPINION and DOES NOT REPRESENT the official position of any company or entity. It DOES NOT constitute medical advice.
"DIE WHEN YOU CAN DO NO MORE DAMAGE" -Phil Anselmo
My powerlifting log: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=162316631
My YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Dippedinblackink
04-27-2012, 11:53 AM #4
one of the more important things i learned from dave tate's youtube vids on benching: keep the wrist straight. most people's wrists are bent back badly when pressing, as if they were at the top of a clean motion. the outside of your hand should ideally continue with as little/no degree bend compared to your forearm. this helps a ton. for me, it's not as easy to keep perfectly straight on incline bench, but usually no problem at all on flat bench now.Powerlifter convert. Follow on instagram Sharpie_bendingbarbells
Most recent comp lifts: 405/305/475
04-27-2012, 11:55 AM #5
04-27-2012, 01:30 PM #6You don't need designer workout equipment to be a BEAST!
"You can't out supplement a poor diet." - Valhallabound86
If I had Iron will and John G as my trainers I would win MR O title no doubt. SRS!!! Those guys through age and experience KNOW what they are talking about so LISTEN TO WHAT THEY TELL YOU HOMIE!
04-27-2012, 01:38 PM #7
04-28-2012, 01:39 PM #8
04-28-2012, 05:59 PM #9
- Join Date: Apr 2012
- Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
- Age: 29
- Stats: 6'0", 231 lbs
- Posts: 6
- Rep Power: 0
I broke my wrist last year, had an operation, three months off of training and then badly injured my wrist at work, another month off training.
After that I had some bad pain and issues with my wrist during bench press as well.
I personally found that clenched fist push ups, a set of weight gloves with a little bit of padding and concentrating on the correct wrist/grip postion with lower weights for a month or so until the pain had mostly dissapeared. I also talked to a physio and was provided with some really effective stretches.
I'm probably going to have permanent problems with my wrist but the things I just mentioned have allowed me to bench press properly again, worked for me anyway. Hope it helps.
By Zyvv in forum ExercisesReplies: 7Last Post: 03-17-2012, 01:18 PM
By jeff187342 in forum ExercisesReplies: 3Last Post: 07-10-2011, 11:34 AM
By jeff187342 in forum Injury Recovery And PreventionReplies: 0Last Post: 07-10-2011, 11:01 AM
By donttrygodoit in forum Teen BodybuildingReplies: 10Last Post: 06-27-2010, 06:30 PM
By Massinator in forum Injury Recovery And PreventionReplies: 3Last Post: 12-04-2008, 11:48 AM