How to train Wrist/Fingers?


  • Jul 01, 2013 2:27 PM GMT
    Hi guys, I play video game a lot these days and I notice that my wrist/finger joints get stiff a lot and sometimes even painful when I hold a fist downward.

    I am also interested in giving massage and wrist health is one of the most important things.

    I just got into weight training and I believe in training your muscle for repetitive work.

    What's a good way to train your wrist/finger? Any good device? I youtube it and see guys holding dumbbell and lifting upward. Is this good enough?
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    Jul 01, 2013 2:41 PM GMT
    I used to have the same condition. Then it went away.
    Go heavy or go... er... leave home!

  • Jul 01, 2013 2:47 PM GMT
    Go heavy.. like using a dumbbell and use wrist to move up and down to train that muscle there?
  • killercliche

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    Jul 01, 2013 7:52 PM GMT
    at the gym there's a weight attached to a rope attached to a handle bar. The point of the exerciser is to turn the handle bar clockwise or counter clockwise, winding the rope and lifting the weight. That would strengthen your wrist and forearms.

    I suspect you might have a case of tendinitis though. I would just pay attention to way in which you position your arms and elbows that might be causing tension.

    I'm a piano player and thought I had a case of carpal tunnel because of pain in my wrist that was actually attributed to tendinitis in my elbow that I got from how I rested my elbows in my truck when I was driving.
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    Jul 01, 2013 8:32 PM GMT
    chinesefollower saidWhat's a good way to train your wrist/finger? Any good device?


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    Jul 01, 2013 8:42 PM GMT
    chinesefollower saidGo heavy.. like using a dumbbell and use wrist to move up and down to train that muscle there?

    Actually, I meant to merely continue playing and the right muscles will develop. Just FORCE yourself to take appropriate breaks like I have to FORCE myself to take appropriate breaks. icon_wink.gif
  • Webster666

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    Jul 01, 2013 11:45 PM GMT
    Weight training is for muscles, not wrists or fingers.
    The problem with your wrists/fingers is repetitive stress injury, kind of similar to carpel tunnel syndrome.
    The only solution is to cut out what is causing the pain (the video games), say for a month, to let your injury heal.
    Then, play them a LOT less than you were.
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    Jul 01, 2013 11:47 PM GMT
    chinesefollower saidGo heavy.. like using a dumbbell and use wrist to move up and down to train that muscle there?



    There IS no muscle there (fingers/wrists).
    The exercise you describe would affect the forearms.
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    Jul 02, 2013 12:18 AM GMT
    http://goo.gl/bg2rY

  • Jul 02, 2013 3:03 AM GMT
    Lumpynose saidhttp://goo.gl/bg2rY


    Oh that looks cool.. I'll check it out!

    By the way, so there is no muscle in finger/wrist area?

    I am asking this because I may get into massage therapy later and I read that it can put a lot of stress on your wrist/thumb area.

    I want to prepare myself before taking the course. I thought I could train my body for it just like most muscle?

    Would this kind of "grip" help or that mostly only helps "grabbing" something?