So the last couple of months, I’ve been adopting more of a powerlifting style to increase my bench. A couple of days ago I got some bad pains on the outside area of my wrist and forearm; it turns out I strained some ligaments or tendons. The doc said that tucking your elbows on bench and doing close-grip work puts a lot of stress on the ulna and the surrounding ligaments/tendons.
So how do powerlifters keep from getting hurt? Is there something I’m missing to stay healthy or does this just happen?