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.