Whether you’re looking to build forearm and grip strength to help make daily activities easier such as carrying heavy objects or simply increase wrist stability for peace of mind, then wrist exercises are the way to go, but first there are some important things you need to know before you begin.
Just follow these top 5 tips for getting started in wrist exercises.
1. An important factor before you start any new wrist exercise or training program is to make sure that you are fit enough to engage in the given activities. It is therefore recommended that you consult your doctor or GP in advance.
Sorry guys, I appreciate that wrist exercises engage only a small amount of muscle tissues and joints, yet it is still important to get the all clear as you don’t want to injure yourself or aggravate any pre-existing conditions (e.g. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome).
If you don’t get yourself checked, then you run the risk of making things worse for yourself in the future. So it’s better to be safe than sorry.
2. Another important consideration for wrist exercises is deciding on what type of exercises you should undertake (e.g. reverse forearm curls, stretching etc) and what equipment will be required (dumbbells, barbells, Gripstik Wrist Trainer). It’s critical that you buy equipment from a reputable supplier, especially where exercise equipment is concerned, as you don’t want something going wrong during training. Also try to look out for good product reviews and you should be fine.
3. You don’t have to train your wrists daily as the supporting muscles in the hands and forearms are like any other muscle groups and also require rest to grow stronger. So make sure you get at least 48 hours rest between direct wrist exercises and forearm training to allow ample time for recovery.
4. Instead of complicating your wrist training by doing a large number of different wrist and hand exercises, try starting off with just one exercise at a time and seeing how you feel. You can then slowly add extra exercises as you progress. Try to keep the rep ranges relatively high (above 15 reps) as this will not only build wrist strength but also increase forearm endurance.
5. Have you considered adding wrist and forearm exercises to your existing sport e.g. weight training, golf, boxing, badminton, tennis etc? It’s not as difficult as you might think. What you need to do is conduct your training as usual and finish off with your wrist training program. This is because training your wrists intensively may temporarily reduce grip strength, and you don’t want to weaken your grip before conducting your other exercises, so it’s best to leave them until the end.
If you really want to take your wrist strength and grip training to another level, then you might want to invest in a wrist exerciser. These wrist exercise tools are specifically designed to build your wrist strenght and grip strength and can litterally transform your performance in your given sport. The key is choosing the right one for your needs.
And whilst these 5 tips are a good place to start if you’re a newbie, if you’re really serious about building massive wrist and forearm strength fast to make you perform better at your sport, then I definately recommend you download a free copy of the “Stronger Wrists in 12 Minutes” guide over on the right! Enjoy!