What do planks, push-ups, mountain climbers, and downward-facing dog all have in common? When performed improperly, these popular positions place substantial pressure on delicate wrists.
When considering which parts of the body deserve maximum toning time, most would agree that the wrists and forearms fall low on the list. They aren’t features like the stomach and biceps that we willingly sweat for and want to show off. But when we take a deeper look at just how frequently we rely on the function of our wrists, it seems obvious that more time must be dedicated to fortifying this vital area.
Outside of the gym, our wrists and forearms are constantly at work. Since we live in a technology-driven society, most of your day may be spent screen scrolling, typing, and texting. Over time, hours of holding your hands at awkward angles can lead to common conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, and tendinitis. All this, plus faulty fitness form, can wreak havoc on your wrists.
Tend to tired, worn-out wrists with the following exercises that can be completed from the convenience of your home.
You will need a set of light free weights for this workout. For best results, repeat the entire circuit three times each week. If you suffer from carpal tunnel, arthritis, or tendinitis, or still experience pain after these exercises, consult your doctor.
Form Fixer. One of the best ways to strengthen your hands and forearms is a weight-bearing exercise like push-ups. The key is to do it with proper form. Here is a 101 on perfecting these positions:
Pain during exercise is often an indicator of faulty form. Focus on fixing these flaws to reach your fitness goals.