190122 - Tips Tuesday - Wrist Pain

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Yesterday after lots of front squats, push presses, and thrusters, many athletes were having wrist pain! Makes sense when you think about it…when do we really crank our wrists around while loaded with weight…basically never right!?

There are 8 bones that make up the wrist. There is no single “wrist joint” because all of those carpal bones connected together by many ligaments and tendons create lots of little joints that help us move the wrist around in all directions. When this connective tissue and these small joints get forced into a position it’s not use to, it can cause pain from one of the radial, median, or ulnar nerves (which are the main ones that run up into the hand from the forearm.)

While wrist wraps can put a band-aid on the problem, it’s a lot like wearing gloves/grips to avoid hand tears during pull-ups. You’re never going to build up the strength, resilience, and calluses to naturally prevent yourself from tearing! Wrist wraps are the same in that they keep you from building the wrist strength and mobility to get better for next time! Yes, it’s painful but barring prior wrist injuries, it’s better to suck it up and build those babies up!

? of the Day - Furtherest you’ve been from “home”?

WARM UP - Partner Up!
5 x 100m row per partner
(While one is rowing, the other is doing prayer stretch)
Speed up per each 100m

COACH PREP -
Assign Partners and get equipment ready

WOD - “To Hell & Back” (w/ a partner)
500m-400m-300m-200m-100m-200m-300m-400m-500m row
(One partner rests and one partner works)
GOAL is to go as fast as possible each time you row!!!!

If all rowers are full, athletes have the option to do Airbike/Ski
50-40-30-20-10-20-30-40-50 Calories

COOL DOWN -
Accumulate 50 partner med ball sit ups