Hi All, I'm new here.
There are plenty articles with strategies for building big muscles, and that's great.
My question is, how often I should train my joints ? Especially my wrists, elbows and shoulders make me problems.
I am a 30 years old guy, sitting the whole day on a desk, looking at a computer screen, thats my job.
I have a pull up bar at home, after a warmup, I'm trying hang on the bar, a few times at least for 20 seconds, to strengthen my grip.
I also do dumbbell wrist rolls, hand up, and down variation, and different wrist stretching exercises.
I can do over 40 pushups with good form, but I have pain in the wrists when they are bend at the floor while I'm doing my pushups.
When I take pillows on the floor and make pushups on my fists, I would make easily another set, but after about next 20 pushups, I must give up due to pain in my shoulders.
I was never injured in the wrists, elbows and shoulders in any way, I'm just sitting to long on my butt without exercise (due to my job).
I'm trying to do sports, I'm running at least 2 times a week 5km, and I do at least 3 times a week sculling on real water, occasionally I play badminton.
I don't want be a professional bodybuilder, but how I can make my joints stronger ? It will be ok when I have my grip strong enough to do pull ups with proper form, and pushups without the pain in my joints.
Any ideas ?