View Full Version : Wrist pain from benching

10-30-2008, 06:37 PM
When I take my bench grip out to index fingers on the rings, I get wrist pain. My max is low 200s, and I can feel discomfort at just 95 pounds. Wrapping my wrists take care of this, I just wrap tighter the heavier I go. I dont bend my wrists back very much when I bench, the pain comes from having to bend my wrists inward to grip the bar.
My question is the pain from a weakness, or is it technique? It doesnt bother me too much, I would just prefer not too be dependant on the wraps for pain free benching. Any advice on what to fix this would be appreciated.

edit:My bench grip is with thumbs around the bar if it matters.

10-30-2008, 07:16 PM
hmmmm...I know I had that problem a long time ago..when ever I would get up to the 200s my wrists hurt, a lot. I've no idea what changed (technique or form) but some thing did...and they no longer hurt at all...I've gone up to 275 (a failed attempt) and they were fine.