Wrist pan is awful and frustrating. It makes you sit out workouts you know could thrash, but cannot, because the moment your wrist bends back (extends) you are in agony. It also hurts. Hence the use of the term, PAIN.
Here are several avenues for you to explore with our trainers to sort this issue out.
1) You probably need to do more mobility work in your upper back: get to see anyone in the mobility team (Kate Pankhust, Sui Wong, Jenny Nim ) they all know that the nerves that come out of your spine can effect the way your wrist feels. Knots in your upper back, thoracic immobility can really hang nerves up. Read this interesting article and get a session booked with them .Obviously they will look into your naughty rotator cuff, further down your arm, your forearm and your wrist .
Obviously if you’ve been diagnosed with a contagious neck and upper back eating illness and wrist plague, take your doctors advice. However, if you suspect that years of hunching over your computer has locked up your upper back, get it mobile. Obviously shoulder, arm and wrist massage, needling , flexibility , taping, retraining can all help.
2) All our training team can get you to strengthen up your firearms: Strengthen the flexion of your wrist, think wrist curls and squeezing tennis balls. Preferably your own. Think , strong forearms, think Popeye forearms. Our trainers will tell you how!
3) In class, reduce the amount of time you spend in wrist flexion ( think push up position). Think about push ups and burpees on dumbbells or paralletts, . We bought them , you should use them
4) Crucial ! Get a review session booked with one of our amazing trainers and sort out your front squat, your push press and your thrusters. The key to driving stuff off your shoulders, without wrist pain, is a violent extension of the hips first and WHEN THE BAR IS MOVING , and only then , you get your full hand around it and you press.
If you start your press with your hands before your hip has kicked into the bar, you are simply driving the force into your wrists, and slowing a powerful awesome movement down. Get your coaches to review. If you have wrist pain, this is probably what you do.
If you chat to most of our trainers, I’m fairly sure they can do a quick 30 minute PT for £20, £25