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Wrist pain


I have been having problems with my wrist since I started doing power cleans, went heavy a few days ago and snatched a tendon. It's not serious(gradually healing)and I've had it before but it's damn annoying so I was wondering if you guys knew of any good exercises to strengthen the wrists. Also I was looking into taking glucosamine but read CY's article which put me off, anybody know of any other good joint/tendon products?



A guy named John Brookfield wrote a book called "Mastery of Hand Strength", which will have what you're looking for, as well as a lot else. It runs about $15 at Amazon--check it out.


Since you hurt it doing power cleans I would guess the problem is wrist flexibility rather then wrist strength?? If this is the case doing front squats holding the bar in your hands will definitely improve it. For wrist strength wrist curls, reverse wrist curls etc.