Good Wrist Exercises

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  1. LanEvo

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    does anyone know any good exercises to build wrist strength? some old guy told me to squeeze a tennis ball alot but idk if that works, so any advice would be appreciated

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    ryan
     
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  2. MrAWD

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    Hi Ryan,

    Sorry to hear about your wrist problems. You should check for the writing from Marius_Hancu in this forum and he has lots of good pointers for the wrist pain.

    Squeezing the ball will help building the forearm muscles which are the one connected to the wrist, so making them stronger might help. Other things you could do is to use a small weight and with your arm on your leg (wrist passing the knee) you could lift it up with knuckles up (external forearm muscles) or with the palm up (for the internal ones). You could also try to stretch your wrist (there are 4 useful ways) and that could be helpful in some cases as well.

    The thing that nobody here can tell you is whether any of that exercises will actually make your wrist any better. In my case I have a tear in the TFCC and exercise doesn't help there (cartilage is damaged). So, if you try those exercises they will definitely strengthen your forearm, but only way to know if it will help your wrist is to see an orthopedist and get a professional opinion on this.

    Good luck!


    Fedja
     
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  3. uKazushi

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    Boxers do push-ups on their knuckles to cure boxers-wrist, that could be an option if you're suffering something similar.
     
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    My buddy used to just pop a videotape in the VCR.
     
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    LOL, good one, Rickson, you 'beat' me to it. Your buddy used the VCR well, huh? Nice.

    Auto-eroticism aside, I play catch with a med ball (for the core). My wrists and forearms have always been really solid, but there's been a cool side-effect. This new med-ball I got is soft, and it's made my fingers, hands and wrists stronger, too. It's kind of wussy-looking, yellow and it's made by Danskin (and it's got the lady dancer logo on it). But I love the thing. Mine is a 10 pounder, but it comes smaller, too.

    Hope you try it. Let us know what works well.
     
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  7. Rickson

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    What are you trying to say?
     
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    Horsin' around with you, man, LOL! Playing on the theory that when someone uses 'a friend' as an example, that it is usually that person.

    I think we've all been there. In fact, I've got a buddy....
     
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    What about when you actually have such a buddy? Now I'm afraid to tell you about his record.
     
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  10. slice bh compliment

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    His record with the ladies or in tennis?
    LOL, rickson.

    Well, I've got a buddy (fmr college player) who is in an office on the phone most of the day. His playing forearm and wrist are Laver/Vilas-esque and he is the furthest thing from a wrist or elbow pain candidate around.

    He swears by a rubber ball, a racquetball and these plier-lookin' things. He also uses a little contraption with springs that are compressed by each finger. Looks a lot easier than it is, especially for the last two fingers on your off hand.

    ANyway, hope this stuff helps.
     
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    His record for the number of times he blankety blank blank and believe me, noone else would brag about such a thing so it's not the old "friend" cover story.
     
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    HE'S a pocketpool wizard, there has to be a twist,
    that pocketpool wizard's got such a supple...wri-i-ist.
    How do you think he does it-I don't know.
    What makes him so-o-o-o goo-ood?

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    To my knowledge, the wrist is a joint and there are really no muscles in the wrist. The muscles associated with wrist movements are located the forearm. These wrist movements include extension, flexion, pronation, supination, ulnar deviation & radial deviation.

    Forearm muscles are also responsible for many, but not all, of our finger movements. Squeezing a ball or squeezing a racket grip is controlled by forearm muscles. I've been told that squeezing a ball may be beneficial for tennis elbow. It may have an indirect benefit for the wrist as well.

    A complimentary exercise is to place a rubber band on the outside of all 5 of your fingers of your hand (placed close to your finger nails). Repeatedly stretch the rubber band by spreading your fingers and then relaxing them. You can wear the rubber band around your wrist so that you can perform this exercise periodically during the day.
     
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  14. bluestreak711

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    i am sorry to hear about your wrist problems and i have an idea for a remedy and its thinking outside the box and i think its fun i have done this a little before but not with my problem wrist

    i am ammidextrious and i hurt both my wrist and my left one got hurt worse
    which i was using my left one more anyway but was doing this with my right hand

    and when my left one heals back i am going to try it with it since i use it as my action hand during tennis

    and if you feel pain during any exercise what so ever stop immediately
    since you were hurt before it will be easy to do it again

    so take it slow and have fun with this




    http://www.knifethrowing.info/throwing_cards.html


    and give us an update of how you're doing and take care
     
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  15. bluestreak711

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    here is more on throwing playing cards

    alot of spin is vital alot of pronation(wrist snap) is required

    good wrist snap is vital to a serve and throwing playing cards might help your wrists to loosen up a bit

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRCKtBVoiVU
     
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