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Injured due to gripping?

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2004/02/04 16:55:40 (permalink)
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Injured due to gripping?

I dont know whether im being a pu$$y or what but i think i may have injured my hand whilst using my grippers. Ive managed to get my 160 to parallel but the palm of my hand is killing me so ive given it a rest today but everything i do just hurts. Has anyone had this problem? Should i just give it a few days to rest then get back into it?
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    veganlifter
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    RE: Injured due to gripping? 2004/02/04 17:06:31 (permalink)
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    Dude, totally possible to injure or overstrain your joints, forearms, fingers etc when doing grippers. I can hardly type this as my arm is so sore and my fingers hardly work after doing cheat closes with #3 last night...

    My newbie suggestion: hand massage, therapy and pampering. Massage (or better yet, get someone else to massage ) your hands, joints, forarms, where ever the pain is. Some gurus swear on doing hot/cold baths for their hands, so you have a bucket with hot water and then another one with cold and you swap between them. Some swear on this, personally i just keep my arm in ice cold water sometimes if i've pushed it to the limits.

    You'll be suprised how fast your hand gets used to all the battering. Only about 3 months ago i couldn't cheat close the #2, the pain was too much, my fingers, palm etc just couldn't take it. Now i can do #3 cheat shuts and negatives no probs, well, short of being totally immobilised for hours afterwards, lol!
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    RE: Injured due to gripping? 2004/02/04 17:29:10 (permalink)
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    Cheers VG. The skin is not as raw as it was, its toughening up now. Ill give those ideas a go and ill get the wife to massage me hands later.

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    TheMasterPlan
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    RE: Injured due to gripping? 2004/02/04 18:13:18 (permalink)
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    I get trouble with my wrist if im going at my Coc #4 (or is it a #1? [:P]) too hard, sometimes lasts for days. I find its better when i do a warm-up on an easy golds gym gripper first, and then go at my COC but its annoying as this approach i find is not as effective strength-wise as just going at the harder gripper first time.
    c'est la vie.
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    RE: Injured due to gripping? 2004/02/04 20:18:02 (permalink)
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    as with anything i would warm up, fire up your antagonists by wrapping an elastic band, a strong one, round your fingers and spead them apart a few times, then do a few sets of 10 on one of them fanny grippers- [CoC#1, argos/golds gym etc etc] to warm your muscles up.
    you wouldn't squat fresh, so why crush??
    rob
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    RE: Injured due to gripping? 2004/02/05 09:44:24 (permalink)
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    very true robert
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