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    Wrist Wraps

    was doing dead lifts today and have one hand that feels as if it asleep.
    It has been 6 hours and it still feels asleep.

    1. Wondering if this has happened to anyone else?

    2. Wondering when or if this will stop?

    3. I will take any advice or thoughts on this matter would be greatly appreciated.

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    That sounds serious. If it were me I'd see a doctor.

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    Is it the whole hand or certain fingers? Like bottom three, middle two?
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    It is the top of the hand between the index finger and the thumb

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    Pinched nerve? I would see a doctor if it doesn't start getting better.
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    Were you removing your wrist wraps between each set? If you cut the circulation off for long enough you can cause some damage. How long do you keep the wrist wraps on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty View Post
    Pinched nerve? I would see a doctor if it doesn't start getting better.

    Thats what I would say. I have had this in the past. I had my last three fingers numb for a long time. I had an impinment(sp) in my upper neck. This was causing the numbness and my left lower trap felt like it was in a ball all the time. I lived this way for a few years . Go see a DR. or a chiro.
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    Why were you using wrist wraps on deadlift? Just wondering, because I've seen other people do it but I fail to understand the purpose or potential advantage of it, other than potential pain and lost feeling.
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    What does asleep mean? Numb or pins and needles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guido View Post
    Why were you using wrist wraps on deadlift? Just wondering, because I've seen other people do it but I fail to understand the purpose or potential advantage of it, other than potential pain and lost feeling.
    I have to use them for heavy rows and deadlifts because the bones in my wrist shift around and pop. It's not a big deal, but annoying when it happens.

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    I wouldn't think it would be worth the numbness if otherwise you wouldn't feel pain. I'd take annoyance over pain or numbness any day!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guido View Post
    Why were you using wrist wraps on deadlift? Just wondering, because I've seen other people do it but I fail to understand the purpose or potential advantage of it, other than potential pain and lost feeling.
    I just assumed that the OP meant wrist straps, not wraps...
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    I loosen my straps between sets and after a heavy enough last set I practically tear them off and chuck them. I've gone numb before but it always passes within seconds of putting the bar down. If it's been six hours I'd be concerned...
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    I agree 6 hours seems serious...

    Sure i've had it to where I can't feel my hand for a minute at maxium but feeling comes back quickly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guido View Post
    I wouldn't think it would be worth the numbness if otherwise you wouldn't feel pain. I'd take annoyance over pain or numbness any day!
    I don't put them on that tight, and pull them off between sets...so I don't get any of the numbness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guido View Post
    Why were you using wrist wraps on deadlift? Just wondering, because I've seen other people do it but I fail to understand the purpose or potential advantage of it, other than potential pain and lost feeling.
    You can get a better grip when using wrist wraps (not straps) IMO.

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    Sound like you need some chalk. Chalk sovles all.

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    I don't understand how but some people think that wrist wraps (not straps!) help with grip strength.

    Something similar to what the OP described is frequently noted by people who have been arrested and had handcuffs put on really tight. If I remember correctly it's just a pinched nerve in your wrist kind of along the side where your thumb is.

    I'd give it a day or two to see if it goes away/gets better. If it doesn't I'd see a doc. Although it could be very different than what I'm thinking of. You may want to see a doc soon just to check it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guido View Post
    Why were you using wrist wraps on deadlift? Just wondering, because I've seen other people do it but I fail to understand the purpose or potential advantage of it, other than potential pain and lost feeling.
    I use them sometimes because on occasion heavy deadlifts will kill my grip after a few sets.
    I don't use them unless I have to, but they do help me get a couple extra reps which outweighs the consequences in my opinion. I'd rather use them and continue lifting heavy then lowering the weight so I can do more reps.

    It's only my left hand that dies though, so I really only use one. I usually use them after I finish deads too because my grip doesn't really recover.
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    You cant say wirst straps wont help.

    When I DL 440 I nearly dropped the damn bar, but my my back and body easily took the weight.

    Now, I know I should work on my grip, but whats the point in not allowing the target muscles to really be worked. Im all for using straps and hooks to make it easier to move bigger weights, so that the target muscles really get hit, and you dont have to stop because of wrist fatuige.

    Im confident Id easily be able to pull 500+ with the straps, but I simply cant hold it.

    ill be investing in the 1-ton hooks, or just some good old figure 8 loops.

    As for wrpas... like the knee wraps... I dont need them Im young and have plenty of cartlidge left to gradually wear away.
    Being a strong teenager means nothing.

    My wrists hurt, but some people don't have wrists to be sore. My knees have tendinitis, but some people don't have legs to get tendinitis in. I seem to be going backwards with training, yet some people can't even walk let alone lift 400 pounds on a daily basis.

    Dust out the vagina, and keep on lifting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris686 View Post
    I use them sometimes because on occasion heavy deadlifts will kill my grip after a few sets.
    I don't use them unless I have to, but they do help me get a couple extra reps which outweighs the consequences in my opinion. I'd rather use them and continue lifting heavy then lowering the weight so I can do more reps.

    It's only my left hand that dies though, so I really only use one. I usually use them after I finish deads too because my grip doesn't really recover.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deeder View Post
    I don't understand how but some people think that wrist wraps (not straps!) help with grip strength
    They always helped my grip and almost all of the lifters at meets that I lifted at used them when deadlifting also................YMMV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elbutcho View Post
    They always helped my grip and almost all of the lifters at meets that I lifted at used them when deadlifting also................YMMV.
    I wasn't debating that they helped.. I just don't understand HOW they help...

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    Quote Originally Posted by deeder View Post
    I wasn't debating that they helped.. I just don't understand HOW they help...

    What's YMMV?
    I don't know how it works it just helps me grip the bar better........or maybe I did it because everyone else was doing it................:alcoholic

    YMMV = Your mileage may vary.
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