Strengthening arm and writs muscles

Discussion in 'Health & Fitness' started by ST_spitzertelescope, Aug 1, 2012.

  1. ST_spitzertelescope

    ST_spitzertelescope Semi-Pro

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    Hello

    I've gone down the Squash route (a sport indoors that requires fast, whip-wrist) and I'm looking to strengthen my weak arms. I heard "Ripcords Exercise Bands" might help...

    Can someone tell me if these are the right things to get for hitting forehands and backhands harder, especially with quick wrist flicks so I can hit it in a small space - and hard when I can get a good swing on it?

    Also, are "ripcords" a good manufacturer?

    Thanks.
     
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  2. sportsfan1

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    Some here recommend the thrower's 10 as a general arm/rotator cuff exercise- maybe the wrist exercise part of it with dumbells helps..
     
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  3. tlm

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    Bands are ok but if you want real strength results you need to use free weights. Wrist curls, reverse curls, bicep curls. You should really do a overall weight training program and develop overall strength.
     
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  4. ST_spitzertelescope

    ST_spitzertelescope Semi-Pro

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    I woke up this morning and thought about holding the squash racket permanently higher up on the handle as it then makes the wrist twist easier. Though I could always do my serve first holding it lower down, then switch just after until the next point.

    I'll maybe look into investing in a lighter-head squash racket and purchase some bands.

    And yeah I know about overall strength, my friends drilled that into my head enough times. I'll have to start doing all those types of things daily.

    Cheers.
     
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