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    Wrist pains after curls?

    Ok guys, I started lifting steadily about two months ago, eating perfect etc. and just recently I have pains in my right arm only when doing curls. It hurts when I let go of my grip, but doesn't feel like its something to do with any of the surrounding muscles... it's odd. It does not hurt in any other lifting, such as bench, etc. either. It happens both with the straight bar and standard bar as well..Has anyone ever had something like this happen? I consider myself to be very healthy, I am 17 and work at Discount Tire, and lift 5 days/week.

    Any advice would be appreciated!

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    Drop the curls if they hurt. You don't need them anyway... What's the rest of your routine like?
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    First off, you work at Discount tire--can you hook me up with some free tires???? Secondly, I've had pain like this before. Drop the curls like deeder said. If it hurts, don't do it. When I had the pain, it was mostly on straight bar curls, so I ditched straight bar curls. Also, I got pain when grabbing plates and loading them on bars. This was basically a mild case of tendonitis. No biggee, it happens if you lift a lot. So, I started doing a lot of hammer curls, which helped strengthen everything around the sore areas (helps sore forearms, sore elbows, sore shoulders etc.) So take some time off of your curls, rest up, then when you give it a go try some hammer curls and see how the pain feels after a few weeks.
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    Thanks for the advice, I will definatly put hammer curls in the routine.. I was doing ladders with my friend (Workout buddy) instead of them.. it sounds like I have what you had. Thanks for the help!

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    edit*

    Doubel post . sorry.
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    i have the EXACT same issue. But i get it even with hammer curls. hrmm.

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    they're called forearm splints. i took multivitamins and they were gone in three days.

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    Stop doing all curls for a month.

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    i had the same thing, ended up hurtin my wrist badly, and was out for the entire season for basketball...either drop altogether or switch to ez bar, dats wat i use, and no pain
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    i had the same exact thing happen like a year ago, my wrist would get a sharp pain whwnever i had any weight on it while my palm was facing up like in a curl position. i was actaully using only ezbar bar when it happend, i also was putting waaay too much weight on my preacher curls.

    ...anyway, i say drop all bar curls and do just hammer curls if you have to do any.
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    Chins and rows will do you alot better.

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    i dont have pain in my wrists, but when i do heavy 2 handed curls with the bar that isnt flat my left forearm burns when i am done and it hurts to open my hand..thats probably because i am overstraining and my left forearm is weaker than my right...it goes away in about 5 seconds until the next time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgundy56
    i dont have pain in my wrists, but when i do heavy 2 handed curls with the bar that isnt flat my left forearm burns when i am done and it hurts to open my hand..thats probably because i am overstraining and my left forearm is weaker than my right...it goes away in about 5 seconds until the next time
    This is the same exact thing that happens to me when I do barbell curls.

    It burns in the forearms area, maybe 3 inches away from my wrist as I release the barbell. The burn or pain lasts for a few seconds and is gone. No additional pain until the next time I do barball curls.

    I have been lifting for 12 weeks and was going to start the WBB workout next week. Can I safely continue the barbell curls? You I substitute them with something else?

    (Sorry for the thread hijack. Can anyone give some recommendations?)

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    The reason your wrists get sore with BB curls is that unlike DB curls, your wrists are locked at a certain angle and cannot move sideways as the bar is lifted. Stick with DB curls.
    Having said that, DB curls are isolations and should only be used at the end of a bicep workout for a few sets. I use rear delt rows, BB rows and cable rows for my back/posterior delts all in the same workout, and they are great too for biceps, then i finish off with a few sets of isolations.
    But compounds should be the norm for biceps, as with all muscles.
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    i had the same thing, ended up hurtin my wrist badly, and was out for the entire season for basketball...either drop altogether or switch to ez bar, dats wat i use, and no pain
    i had the same exact thing happen like a year ago, my wrist would get a sharp pain whwnever i had any weight on it while my palm was facing up like in a curl position. i was actaully using only ezbar bar when it happend, i also was putting waaay too much weight on my preacher curls.
    i dont have pain in my wrists, but when i do heavy 2 handed curls with the bar that isnt flat my left forearm burns when i am done and it hurts to open my hand..thats probably because i am overstraining and my left forearm is weaker than my right...it goes away in about 5 seconds until the next time
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    Sorry Grammar Nazi..I was unaware that this was a grammar/punctuation forum. I thought it was for bodybuilding...must have been mistaken.

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