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Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    wrist wraps.

    I started using them today for bench, and it felt pretty good. My wrist didn't hurt, usually i get a small discomfort in the wrist from the weight. What do you guys think of these?
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    You should never use wrist wraps. They will evetually damage the wrist joint.

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    i've used then for awhile when my wrist was acting up! as i'm not benching at the moment! i don't use them ,but thinking about it maybe i still should
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    i usually never use them, but every now and then my wrists will hurt and ill tape them a little for some added support.

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    I use them on most of my heaviest sets and when I throw a bench shirt on. I don't have any wrist troubles now, but I have in the past and they helped protect the joint when I had no choice but to train through an injury.

    If you have a nagging problem w. your wrists though, you need to address it. When and where do you have pain in your wrists? What kind of pain is it (please don't say the kind that hurts...)?

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    When I took a break, once I came back to lifting I injured my wrist on my first set. It's almost healed now, but every once in awhile it stings. I'm thinking about getting a wrist wrap for heave sets for that particular reason
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    its that pain when you say " damn it, i wish i had some more support for my wrist" after using wraps it felt great, just using it for bench on the last 2, 3 heavy sets. I'm also doing cleans in my routine, which are also heavy on the wrist, but i dont think i'm going to be using wraps for cleans, i think i'll make it more difficult and screw up the ROM.
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    I only use wrist wraps when doing anything over 300 or so on bench. I've had problems in the past with my right wrist (I broke it) and would not want to aggravate it again. They have worked well for me and I don't experience any pain when benching with them.
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    I use them on any heavy pushing exercise.
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    I hurt my wrist one time at the end of last summer and was unable to do any type of pulling movement. I bought some inzer wrist wraps and they helped me work through the injury.

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    Are those the same as straps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Tucker
    You should never use wrist wraps. They will evetually damage the wrist joint.
    This is an incorrect statement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilsterT
    Are those the same as straps?
    No, wraps are different than straps.
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    lol, i hurt my wrist using straps. Now i'm thinking about wraps so i can start to do push/pull sets again. It's been about 2 months now and it still bothers me when i put weight on it like bench or dips (seems okay on medium weight pull sets though). I took a brake for the past month and have been wearing a brace most of the time.

    What brand of wraps do you all use?

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    Inzer are the best I have tried, I would definitely recommend them.
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    Make sure they are on tight, like they should hurt like a whore, and your hand should be turning blue when you are done your set.

    They are nothing like the pain of new knee wraps though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ElPietro
    Make sure they are on tight, like they should hurt like a whore, and your hand should be turning blue when you are done your set.

    They are nothing like the pain of new knee wraps though.
    thanks, didn't realise they had to be that tight.
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    I always get a kick out of people who wear wraps for their entire workout without removing them. I wonder wtf the wrap is actually doing if it's that loose.
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    So the wrist wrap alone is better than the one that comes with gloves right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Tucker
    You should never use wrist wraps. They will evetually damage the wrist joint.
    How would something that design to give you comfort and support be damaging to the joint?

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