I'm a novice lifter and for the first time I had an incredible pain in my wrist while max benching last week. I use gloves but I don't use anything for wrist support.
What do you use and where can I shop to get something? I suppose a regular sports store (Dick's) may carry something. But I want something that is good quality.
I've seen videos of forearm breaks while lifting and arm wrestling. I know bones bend to a certain degree before they snap, and my wrist felt like it was going to snap. I'm aware it was also worsened because of poor technique on my part.
I had broken this wrist in the 2nd grade and it felt as if it could have easily snapped again. 3/4 of the way back up I felt it start to go so I threw it back on the bar as fast as possible but it really had me worried.
Anyways, what wrap can I use to make me less worried about weak wrists?
If you have a good spotter you can try suicide grip which is easier on the wrist. It's called that for a reason though.
Check http://www.prowriststraps.com/. They might have a promotion where you can get free wrist wraps with another purchase, so check it out.
How much are you benching? If it's not that much it's probably a form thing.
if you are looking for some minimal support try the Inzer red lines,
If you are looking for some medium support try the Metal All Blacks,
If you are looking for heavy support, try the APT Convicts
and if you are looking for INSANE support, try the APT "The Wraps"
Nevertheless, I am still going to look into wrapping my wrists because I think my broken wrist from when I was a kid may be an issue.
Thanks for the info.
I have to use wraps even though my max is a lot less than yours. I broke both hands and wrist three years ago in a motorcross accident.
I benched yesterday for the first time with wraps and it was so much better
we forge our bodies in the fire of our will
A good wrist wrap will take some of the pressure off of the joint.
I recommend APT - have been using / abusing their equipment for over 5 years and it holds up great. (www.prowriststraps.com)
For a mid-level lifter your best bet is probably the ZRV series or the Black Mambas. Both provide great support and are not overly stiff or tough to get used to.