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exercises without pressure on wrist

Post by ephs » Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:02 pm

feel free to name everything you know. a fellow has injured his wrist and can't use one of his wrists for about 4 weeks. any chances to work out seriously with this injury?

edit: it is clear that he can do some leg exercises. more interesting are possible exercises for upper body.
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Re: exercises without pressure on wrist

Post by JasonJones » Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:05 pm

"pressure on wrists" is pretty generic. The loads specific to an overhead press vs. a curl vs. an internal rotation are hugely different. You could always just tie a theraband to his forearms…
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Re: exercises without pressure on wrist

Post by ephs » Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:26 pm

he should not use his injured arm at all. the theraband idea is good!
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Re: exercises without pressure on wrist

Post by Dub » Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:48 pm

Well that obviously mean nothing were the weigth is in your hands. Aka almost everything. Very limited band work for upper body is left. The tons of leg work.
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Re: exercises without pressure on wrist

Post by hoosegow » Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:48 am

Tons of one armed stuff - good arm of course and tons of leg work. If he has access to a SS yoke bar, have him keep squatting. Four weeks is minimal time off.
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Re: exercises without pressure on wrist

Post by Stephen Johnson » Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:37 am

Many of the old school Nautilus upper body machines didn't require the exerciser to grab a handle for usage, but these machines have disappeared. Modern machines haven't followed the design - even pullover and pec deck machines are hard to find. Too bad

I agree with Hoosegow - 4 weeks isn't that long a time to wait (except for us exercise addicts :angryfire: ). Better for your friend to take the time off and concentrate on getting well.
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Re: exercises without pressure on wrist

Post by ephs » Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:20 pm

sounds like it's the best time for him to do a lot of cardio and drop some pounds. maybe some core work is also possible.
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