Jun / 10
(A few of you have mentioned fatigued wrists after front squats, cleans or overhead squats. I ran this post back in November, but I felt it deserved a repeat. -Marcus)
With the emphasis on olympic lifts in CrossFit, your wrists can be subjected to quite a beating from day-to-day. If you’ve ever felt aches after front squats or heavy cleans, you know what I’m talking about.
Kelly Starrett of CrossFit San Francisco recently featured a Q&A about wrist pain which was packed with great info.
I injured my wrist at the bottom of a squat clean, and wonder if that’s something common enough to warrant a blog post…I know a lot of people who’ve had trouble with the same kind of thing. What’s the best bet for building up (or regaining) wrist strength/flexibility, etc.? My wrists are definitely the weak link for me in several exercises.
It’s true. The receiving position of full clean can be brutal on your wrists, not to mention front squats and the worst of all, thrusters. It’s not uncommon that athletes end up with some sort of wrist tweak from one of these movements from time to time.
There are a few things that you can do to PREVENT significant wrist hurtage.
1) Warm up your wrists! These poor boys are the linkage between your 400lb front squat and your hips. Be cool and show them some serious love before you start red-lining…
For more tips, check out the full article here.
WOD – 06.21.10
Back Squat 3×5, 1×15-20
Workout 1 for the 2010 CrossFit Games Online Qualifier
Five rounds for time:
- 10 Deadlift (225/155 lbs)
- 10 Box Jumps (24/20″)
- 10 Toes-to-Bar