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How to Front Squat with an Injured Wrist | Week 69 | Movement Fix Monday
Just because you have an injury or something that hurts doesn't mean you have to avoid doing a lifting or have to stop working out (there are always exceptions though). You should always try to find ways to modify a movement, choose different movements, or whatever you need to do to stay active.
One concrete example of this is someone who has an injured wrist/wrist pain and the front squat.
There are ways to front squat even if you are having issues with your wrist. Having a wrist issue doesn't mean don't front squat, it means find a different way to front squat.
There are three modifications typically used:
- Flip your hands upside down
- Arms crossed in front
- Use straps/towel
In this week's video, I quickly go over options 1 & 2, but I really prefer option 3, using straps/towels to front squat.
Using option 3 allows you to have a secure grip onto the barbell with no wrist extension loading.
This can be used when someone has wrist pain or you don't want to over-stress the wrist if you are doing high volumes of front squatting.
For me and my profession, I can't abuse my wrists too much, so if I am doing high volume front squatting, I will use straps to save the wrist joints while training my lower body/trunk.
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