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Wrist Stability and Dumbell Presses


Lately I have been doing dumbell bench press and incline dumbells instead of barbells to take pressure off my elbows because of tendonitis. I have found this to be somewhat helpful since I am not locked in like with the bar.

Yesterday though for my top end set for flat bench at my heaviest, I found the dumbells to actually start tilting afte the third rep to the point where I had to drop them, as apparently my wrists were not used to holding that much weight in that position for pressing. The pressing itself was no problem, but my wrists were the weak link. Any tips to fix this or do I just need to strengthen my wrists?


Did you use any wrist wraps?


No; guess the solution is as simple as that :slight_smile: