Cracking and popping wrists

Discussion in 'Female Training Discussion' started by Janie, May 18, 2014.

  1. Janie

    Janie TID Lady Member

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    Only just started training and have great guidance from my husband and his mom and dad as they either have all been or are still body builders.
    I've hit a little problem though that my wrists pop and crack when I do upright rows and it's vile painful and it puts me off.
    Should I just work through this or is there something that would help? Will it just improve over time ? Thanks .
     
  2. Rottenrogue

    Rottenrogue Strongwoman Administrator Staff Member

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    I would suggest really focusing on stretching your wrists and forearms. If it continues look into cissus.
    " pushing through" generally just makes things worse
     
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  3. dr jim

    dr jim MuscleHead

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    I need more info gal such as:

    APPROXIMATE Age
    PMH
    Current meds


    Where is this pain occurring at the WRIST or HAND
    Front (palmar region) or Back (dorsal aspect)

    When does the pain occur WHEN the "popping" occurs, immediately after or the next day?

    Do you HAVE ANY FOINT SWELLING????

    Do you have joint pains elsewhere?
    Have you seen as doctor for this problem?

    Providing that info should help me help you.

    Regs
    jim
     
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  4. sassy69

    sassy69 TID Lady Member

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    And also is this ONLY in upright rows?

    I haven't ever experienced popping or cracking, however I can't do them w/ a straight bar w/o pain, so I stick to EZ bars. Or just stay away from them in general. There are always a hundred variations of a move.
     
  5. raysd21

    raysd21 Senior Member

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    EZ bar^^^^ What bar are you using anyway? What about dumbells? Upright rows is a semi advanced move. Whos got you doing upright rows anyway? Who's got the lady on the Mr O routine?
     
  6. sassy69

    sassy69 TID Lady Member

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    DB's are also a good suggestion. The point of bodybuilding is to exercise in a functionally correct manner. Sometimes people have a particular body configuration, level of flexibility or natural push/pull balance (or imbalance). There's no reason to do an exercise if it causes pain since there are so many variations or different options available. Would need more information for anyone on this thread to comment on what the specific issue is or how to go about correcting it.
     
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  7. RAIDEN

    RAIDEN VIP Member

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    Does it matter why, how or who has her doing what? Her wrists pop and crack and it hurts her.

    It could be just a simple correction like spreading your hands apart and not have them so close together as it really puts stress on the wrists at the top of the movement.
     
  8. raysd21

    raysd21 Senior Member

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    Yeah it matters. She should question any advice given to her by any individual. She said she just started training. Whould you have a girl who just started training doing free weights? If so I would be questioning you boss. And how the fack are you going to try and explain hand position to her over the internet?
     
  9. RAIDEN

    RAIDEN VIP Member

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    Have a nice day.
     
  10. Rottenrogue

    Rottenrogue Strongwoman Administrator Staff Member

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    So let's be clear here. Her being female has nothing to do with anything.
    There is nothing wrong with a person new to the gym using free weights. In fact depending on her goals the main three should be what she starts with.
    Upright rows aren't a complex nor advanced lift
     
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  11. Joliver

    Joliver MuscleHead

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    Without getting into too many technical aspects, you may want to try wrist wraps. I have had quite a few spills on my motorcycle that i came down hands first. My wrists snap, crackle and pop like cereal. Wrist wraps helped me quite a bit.
     
  12. raysd21

    raysd21 Senior Member

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    We don't even know how old this person is. This is pointless. And females suffer from calcium deficiency problems at a much higher rate than men. I never said it was wrong for a beginner to use free weights I said I would be questioning the decision. I really do enjoy getting attacked on every single post.

     

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