Sore Wrists?

(Another post courtesy CF Verve!)

In crossfit we are constantly putting pressure on our wrists. Going overhead with the presses or snatch, floor presses, the front rack, and overhead squats are all movements that put an enormous amount of pressure and weight on on the wrists.  How often are we mobilizing our wrists though?  I know i’m guilty of overlooking them all the time. I spend a lot of time on other areas of the body but the wrists, which I use just about everyday, never get the love they deserve.  I’ve researched a few simple mobility exercises that I know will help all of us target our wrists and make sure they are flexible and mobilized the next time we call on them in a workout.

The first and most convenient way to mobilize your wrists is to simply kneel down and place your hands on the ground with the back of your hand pressed to the floor.  Simply explore the range you have with your wrists.  Find those sticky areas and continue to work them out.  You can do this at your office or while your at home, the point is to do it.

PNF stretching is also a beneficial technique.  PNF is a technique of combining passive stretching and isometric stretching, and is currently the fastest and most effective way known to increase static-passive flexibility.