Do You Need To Strengthen Your Wrists?

A Wristed Development ⁣⁣

Between texting, typing, and lifting things, our wrists can take a beating over time. Wrist issues can reciprocally irritate our fingers, elbow, shoulders, and even our spine. ⁣⁣


Keeping a neutral wrist while holding a barbell, kettlebell or dumbbell helps us strengthen the ligaments and connective tissue in our wrists. This is especially important when performing any pressing exercises.⁣⁣


An exception to this is when we are performing a push-up. Push-ups do require some level of wrist strength and flexibility. If push-ups irritate your wrists, we suggest modifying with a supine (lying) dumbbell press, while keeping your wrist neutral.⁣⁣