I read in the GNC mag that upright rows are bad for you if you do then with a closer grip but if you have a wide grip they are much better? Does anyone know anything about this?
I was getting severe pain in my wrist on one hand from doing close grip upright rows, close grip pull downs and narrow grip curls on a straight bar. I went and saw a doctor who refered me to an orthopedic specialist and he told me that some of those exercises put huge amounts of stress on the bones and joints in the wrist area and that its not really the weight that is of concern but the angle that the wrist makes while going through those motions. He recommended that I do reverse close grip and wide grip exercises to limit the stress. That **** was no joke. I couldnt let go of the bar sometimes for a couple of seconds because of the pain and I always had to slowly let it go.
I didnt mention that Ive fractured my wrists a couple times from football and fighting (and both combined)
I too have wrist problems, I have bone chips in my left wrist I never had removed. This forces me to use a wider grip due to the pain. I have grown accustomed to it & actually feel it better that way. The pain is minimal with hands about 14-16" apart.
It seems that the wider grip makes the lats and shoulders work a little more that the biceps when I do them but thats just me.
When I use the curl bar for my curls I get bad pain in the wrists and forarms for about 4-8 seconds after the set....I found that by holding the bar very tightly after my set after i put it down the pain does not happen I wonder if the pain is caused by my grip being too close like with upright rows?
Why do upright rows in the first place? Its not a very advantageous movement to work any muscle group.
I like upright rows for traps.
I use the EZ bar though, and grab at the curves, it's much better on the wrists IMO
Either that or use straps and let them hold most of the pressure.Originally Posted by jweave23
Hooker lifting hooks are the bomb. I got mine from bb.com almost a year and a half ago and have used the **** out of them. Only problem is that the threads are starting to rip on the straps and theyll eventually break completly. But **** I think I paid $17 bucks and it was probably the best 17 I ever spent. I recommend them to everyone. A couple friends have jumped on them as well after trying them. I can shrug so much more weight before my grip goes out on me now. I LOVE EM! Everyone says Im cheating but If it means Ill lift more and with better form then fine, Im cheating.
wordOriginally Posted by db682
I use straps and I can bb shrug like a freak with them. The way I see it, your arms and hands aren't supposed to do a damned thing during a shrug anyway. I don't use them for anything BUT shrugs, though, so don't get me confused with the guy doing everything with them like the lat pull down/sit up combo guy.
Originally Posted by BingeAndPurge
Anyone ever tried a tri-bar? Does it help at all?