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    Heavy bench is hurting my bones...

    Today I added 10 pounds to the bar and repped 295 for 5 reps on the 1st set, 5 reps on the 2nd, and 4 reps on the 3rd. Right after each set immediately after putting the bar down, all the bones in my wrists and forarm hurt pretty bad, but the pain went away after maybe 5 or 10 seconds...

    Is this just beacuse my body's connective tissue hasn't caught up with my strength/muscle? Should this problem go away? I do drink plenty of milk, so I get my calcium...

    Been lifting weights for 2 years, I weigh 205 at 6', if that helps. 2 weeks ago I did 285x5 and don't remember any pain occuring, but maybe it did and I can't remember...

    Anyways, any help or feedback would be appreciated.
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    How are you Benching? PLing form? If so make sure you're tucking your elbows enough.
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    Originally posted by AMG
    How are you Benching? PLing form? If so make sure you're tucking your elbows enough.
    I'd say I'm using bodybuilding form...so yea, I probably don't keep my elbows tucked in that much.

    I lift for a mix of muscle and strength, so I usually do bodybuilding form for bench, touch n go, and do 4-6 reps. Seems to work well for me, as I'm pretty strong and have some muscle with it too..
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    My brother (also training partner) gets this sensation from time to time - usually periods of overtraining. He lifts bb style as well. As far as we can tell, it seems to be identical to shin splints - except on the forearms. BTW do your wrists roll back while doing the bench?
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    time for a break?

    maybe letting wrists bend back while lifting (i have a bad habit of that still )
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    Hey guys, good idea about the wrists rolling back...it's hard to remember exactly how I lifted, but I am pretty sure I let my wrists bend back. I'll try to straighten them out next time and see what happens. It just seems like it's easier to lift more weight if you let your wrists bend back, is that true?
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    Keep the wrists straight. Make the bones, muscles, and tendons take the load, not the ligaments.
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    I had the EXACT same prob..EXACTLY liek shin splints ,but in my forearms . I also get it when i do ez bar curls with heavy weight, or rotate my wrists with weight. Theres a thread on the teenage bodybuilding board, but I dunno how much help it would be
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