I wanted to get a thread going to get some ideas on how to train with a sprained wrist. I have this knack for spraining my wrists on a fairly regular basis (began when I injured it climbing over a wall 3 years ago…don’t ask…heh).
I’m sure there are plenty of varieties and severity of wrist sprains. My particular type causes me pain when I pull things palms up and palms down and when I press things palms down and palms down. Naturally, that makes my bicep/triceps training lag when I’ve just re-sprained one of my wrists.
I’m sure there are others besides me that have wrist trouble from time to time and I thought I’d pick your brain as well as share what I’ve learned so far.
I’ve noticed that I am still able to use a hammer grip without pain. So far I’ve been able to supplement regular pull ups with hammer/neutral grip pull ups. I don’t really like the limited ROM on dumbbell curls with hammer grip (need a substitute for that). I can use a rope attachment to do triceps extensions without pain. Some movements that I would like to find a substitute for are:
Dumbbell/ez bar curls
Overhead dumbbell/barbell extensions and skull crushers
Along with any other ideas or suggested movements (even if they’re non arm related) that are easier on a wrist that’s on the mend…