I am at the point in weight progression where my wrists can longer bare the strain. I am currently doing 205 for 6 reps, and I am either barely making it through the sets or immediately afterwards cannot do a set of lateral raises with 20 lb. dumbbells because of the pain(currently implementing a heavy movement and then lighter isolation movement superset, somewhat akin to OVT). Prior to this point I had made it a point to explode with my legs as little as necessary to move the weight, putting the emphasis on delts, tris, chest and then fiercely opposing the weight as a super maximal negative. On the final set today I did a set emphasising more on the explosive portion of the lift and with a 1 second decent. These were obviously alot easier on the wrists; set duration was about half of my regular sets. So multiple questions then:
- How exactly do the majority of you perform your pushpress; less weight emphasising on the pressing portion and longer duration negative, or maximal weight with maximal explosion and less emphasis on the negative.
- Anyway to lessen the strain on the wrists? Hand positioning, wrist wraps, strengthening the wrists.
Thank you for any information in advance.