I get these sharp pains in my forearms/wrist after bench incline anything with press and it's been there for about 2 weeks now it's getting to the point where I can't lift as heavy with out it hurting too bad what should I do to prevent this?
Try some wrist wraps
check out EliteFTS or Titan Support for good wrist wraps
edit-first and foremost ensure your grip and form are correct..
That and you might also want to try some trigger point work & a bit of self massage in the forearms and even maybe uppers and then stretch the forearm muscles some to loosen the tension.
Do you get any elbow pain?
Well, if you do the trigger point therapy, it is probably advisable to then stretch the forearm muscles by pulling the hands in directions to stretch the wrist and forearm muscles. In therapies such as ART, or Active Release Therapy, the muscles slowly build up micro tears and small lesions and need to be stretched out and (for lack of a better word) re-educated to allow them to relax some and not hold so much tension. That is another reason for maybe some foam rolling and or self massage after some of those trigger point sessions.
Sometimes pain and cramping in joint/muscle areas are caused by tension or a harder ability to relax that tension or an almost constriction of tiny blood cells.
Can I ask if you are a somewhat nervous person? (As I am/was at times and have the same kind of issues at times) Relaxing, more, less stress, some foods and or supplements can also help ie; mag or calcium at the right times etc. Too much caffiene or CNS stims for me, will at times have me overtensing in areas.
Also, the wrist wraps could help too, at least while you are doing the lifts.
Another question might be, what exercise(s) did you do before, or did you do grip type exercsies the day befored?
I've moved to using a false grip for everything except for my shirted sets.
Switching grips doesn't help either I think I just need to take a De load week are strength coach makes us do out max x2 every time we do bench which is 2-3 times a week
Yeah and it's not only bench it's squat and power clean too
I'm suffering from the same thing, in my left wrist to elbow area mainly. It effects me while doing upright rows and bi curls Etc. I've read up about "lifters elbow" or tennis elbow. It's called a lot of things but sounds exactly like the symptoms I've got. I need a way to relieve it. Bought some wrist straps and hopefully it'll help.
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My bad bro
Yeah i believe it is 24" I use 12" I think
Yes I believe it is 24" I use 12"