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Wrist Tension in the Asylum?
Wrist Tension in the Asylum?
wrist tension asylum
11/4/12 6:15 AM
Hello. I was just wondering if anyone could tell me how much wrist tension there is in the Asylum. I mean things that really cant be altered that put your weight on your wrist at 90 degrees such as push ups and planks etc. I have a super bad wrist and it hurts and is sometimes unbearable to put weight on it. I do Insanity, however a lot of the moves that I need to have my wrist at 90 degrees, I either have to alter and do on my knees/knuckles or not do them at all and I didn't want to get the Asylum and have it be all work I cannot do. Thanks so much for anyone that can take the time to help me out and give me some insight.
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RE: Wrist Tension in the Asylum?
11/4/12 7:21 AM as a reply to inked0angel.
Hello,
If you have wrist issues, there are moves in Asylum that will cause problems. There are a lot of pushups, moving in and out of the ladder on your hands, pushups with shoulder taps, bear crawls, etc.

Have you tried push up bars? The ones that Tony Horton designed are pretty good, I use them for P90x. It may help you not to bend your wrist.
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RE: Wrist Tension in the Asylum?
11/4/12 8:41 AM as a reply to inked0angel.
Hi Angel,

Yes, can modify. When doing a set up push ups, use your dumbbells. This will keep your wrists straight and therefore, less pain. Also, using your fists when performing pushups and planks. If using hands flat, then push through your finger tips. We teach outdoor fitness classes and this is a common problem with new clients. Once you strengthen your forearms around the joints. etc... you'll notice the pain going away.

Hope this helps!

In Health,

Coach Jeff
CPT,PES
motivFIT
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RE: Wrist Tension in the Asylum?
11/4/12 5:32 PM as a reply to abetteryoutoday.
Thanks for the reply abetteryoutoday. I have tried bars for push ups etc, and they tend to be ok, but my wrists and thumb pad area always tend to hurt later on. It if is quick movements, I normally can manage though it like the moving push ups in p90x are not as bad as say the sphinx push ups for example. I will look into different bars including the Tony Horton ones. Thanks emoticon
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RE: Wrist Tension in the Asylum?
11/4/12 5:36 PM as a reply to CoachJeffMorgan.
Thanks motivFIT for the reply. I have used dumbbells for certain things during P90x, but alot of the quick movements in Insanity dont really allow for it. I have also tried to use more finger tips, but my hands (thumb pad area on the left had) and wrists are screwed up from my current employer due to repetitive motion... Lame, I know. I also try to do a lot on my wrists, but I have the wrists of a 10 year old girl, seriously. They look like they will snap, so when I do anything on my wrists, I normally need to go to my knees. As long as I can try and modify most of the moves I think I will be ok, but I just didn't want to go into it and not be able to do like half the work out. Thanks for the input!
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