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Is it possible to do strength trainning with an injury?

Monday, August 20, 2012

Hey Sparkers, I know its not the best idea working out when your injured but I'm hoping to find a way around that. Something is wrong with my wrist, I'm not sure what because I haven't nor can I afford to get it checked out. It hurts if my wrist isn't wrapped up so I can prevent it from moving back also the pain seems to be connected to my thumb as well. Would it be bad to work on upper body with that? I mean I know it isnt broken, I don't think its a sprain either but there is pain so I dont know whats going on and I would have my wrist wrapped up. So what do u guys think?
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  • no profile photo CD12088077
    Why not do your lower body and core for a while? You can do body weight exercises for your lower body and core while you heal.

    My favourites are body weight lunges (walking or static). Put your hands on your hips for stability, and be careful not to let your knee go over your toes. I also love squats- (but like Hal said, stay away from weights) but press your hands up over your head to give them something to do (it also works your shoulders). Of course there are stacks of core exercises that you can do.

    Take it easy on your wrist- it will heal if you let it! Splints and braces help :) It could be an inflamed tendon- it happens a lot of office people who type all day :) Good Luck!
    2987 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/21/2012 1:33:17 PM
    Squats are not a good idea because you have to use your wrists to hold the bar bell. However sumo squats would be a better alternative. There are plenty of exercises where you wrists need to stay stabilized, and lifting from your wrist is improper form.

    I heard that push ups with your knuckles are better on your wrists. However I hope your injury gets better fast, and good luck with the healing!
    2988 days ago
    Thank you so much!
    2988 days ago
  • BICKEY11
    As a person with MANY wrist injuries, let me offer you a few suggestions. Buy a splint, those do wonders, they are anywhere from $15-25 but it will be a life saver. And then give it a rest. A week off of just that wrist isn't going to wreck your body. Use hand weights on your good hand, try some one handed push ups, and do things that don't require the use of the one wrist. Start back up on that wrist in a week, with the splint on. If you can do that with no pain, do that for a week and try it without. It sounds sprained to me. I do it all the time. I've broken each of my wrists 2-3 times and they sprain very easily now.
    2988 days ago
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