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jmccown
09-09-2009, 02:03 PM
So now that I am working with weights around 600 lbs on my bench press I am getting some discomfort in my wrists during and after my sets with weight above 550 or so. I am using Inzer wrist straps. Is this something I will eventually get use to? What exercises can I do to strengthen my wrists so that I do not have these pains when benching.

barbell01
09-09-2009, 02:42 PM
time under tension should cure that...

TankofZenzenBB
09-09-2009, 03:04 PM
forearms, forearms and more forearms. Wrist rope, wrists curls (palm up+down) etc. I have one day a week that I work my forearms. I'm handling over 600 pounds on bench with no pain.

MarcusWild
09-09-2009, 03:16 PM
Get 36" convict wraps. I started using a wrist rope. I could barely do 10 lbs when I started. Now 25 lbs isn't too bad. It's helped a lot.

Brian C
09-09-2009, 04:54 PM
Get 36" convict wraps. I started using a wrist rope. I could barely do 10 lbs when I started. Now 25 lbs isn't too bad. It's helped a lot.

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Hazerboy
09-09-2009, 04:56 PM
pics of this wrist rope thing?

TankofZenzenBB
09-09-2009, 05:06 PM
http://medball.com/images/images/power_graphics/strength_accessories/pro_wrist100.gif

Jonah
09-09-2009, 05:39 PM
Definitely get some tighter wraps and work the forearms hard!!

robchris
09-09-2009, 06:10 PM
APT wraps and hammer curls/ grip/ forearm work... I use a ivanko gripper. Best adjustable gripper I've seen.

vdizenzo
09-09-2009, 06:14 PM
Check out a thing called a gripstick. Also, like others said, direct forearm work, ice, and stiffer wraps.