"Delicate wrists"

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    May 25, 2010 10:06 AM GMT
    So my friend told me I have "delicate wrists" *insert pun about being limp-wristed here* and I was wondering what exercises I can do to specifically build them up. I've tried normal and reverse wrist curls, but it feels like it builds up muscle closer to the upper forearm, which would make my wrists look that much smaller. Any other ideas?
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    May 25, 2010 2:39 PM GMT
    The part of your wrist next to your hand will never gain noticeable size. It remains relatively constant no matter how muscular, thin, or fat you are because it's mostly tendons. Your upper forearms are what gets larger, because that's where the muscle is.
  • Hunter9

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    May 25, 2010 2:42 PM GMT
    do reverse curls... indeed it will mostly increase muscle in your upper-forearm, but it will still make some gains towards the wrist and overall appear larger
  • neosyllogy

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    May 25, 2010 3:00 PM GMT
    Thick bracelets...?

    Yeah, the wrist near the joint is pretty much just bone, skin, vessels, and tendons. Is the problem just wrist size or are we talking about some other matter such as actual weakness or mannerisms?
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    May 25, 2010 3:05 PM GMT
    you should definitely do this one!

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    May 25, 2010 3:18 PM GMT
    neosyllogy saidThick bracelets...?

    Yeah, the wrist near the joint is pretty much just bone, skin, vessels, and tendons. Is the problem just wrist size or are we talking about some other matter such as actual weakness or mannerisms?


    I read somewhere that you shouldn't wear anything near your problem areas, it'll only bring unwanted attention to them.

    That's pretty much what I thought, but I was hoping there would be some way to build them up. I guess I'll go with Hunter9's recommendation and just keep working on my upper forearms, maybe the the gains will build forward.

    Actually, I think I just realized that one of the problems is that I have really big hands, so they probably help make my wrists look smaller. icon_confused.gif
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    May 25, 2010 3:18 PM GMT
    Voice22 saidyou should definitely do this one!



    Old lady jazz hands!

    Thank god they didn't give a video demonstration of them doing their Kegel's.
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    May 25, 2010 9:51 PM GMT
    The advantage is as you build out your forearms your wrists stay the same and your forearms will look freakin' huge.
  • EricLA

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    May 25, 2010 10:16 PM GMT
    Punch him in the face and ask, "Are my wrists delicate now mother f*****r?"

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    May 26, 2010 2:39 PM GMT
    mswete said
    neosyllogy saidThick bracelets...?

    I read somewhere that you shouldn't wear anything near your problem areas, it'll only bring unwanted attention to them.


    I was kidding.
    Bracelets are probably not a good way to avoid the dainty look. icon_biggrin.gif
    Seriously, I wouldn't worry about it. Just embrace your "look".
    (But stronger forearms is always good.)
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    May 26, 2010 2:41 PM GMT
    mswete saidSo my friend told me I have "delicate wrists" *insert pun about being limp-wristed here* and I was wondering what exercises I can do to specifically build them up. I've tried normal and reverse wrist curls, but it feels like it builds up muscle closer to the upper forearm, which would make my wrists look that much smaller. Any other ideas?


    You'll be happy to know that they thicken up naturally as you age. I used to be able to wrap every finger/thumb combination around my wrists when I was in my early 20's, not anymore.
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    May 26, 2010 2:49 PM GMT
    I have uber tiny wrists. Most men's watch bands are too big for me. I don't have very big forearms, but my dainty wrists make them look bigger than they really are. I'll take that...lol


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    May 30, 2010 4:56 AM GMT
    GuerrillaSodomite saidI have uber tiny wrists. Most men's watch bands are too big for me. I don't have very big forearms, but my dainty wrists make them look bigger than they really are. I'll take that...lol


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    I have the perfect Fred Flintstone watch, that would be perfect for you! Circa 1978icon_smile.gif
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    May 30, 2010 5:05 AM GMT
    26mileman said
    GuerrillaSodomite saidI have uber tiny wrists. Most men's watch bands are too big for me. I don't have very big forearms, but my dainty wrists make them look bigger than they really are. I'll take that...lol


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    I have the perfect Fred Flintstone watch, that would be perfect for you! Circa 1978icon_smile.gif


    Ooooh, do you have Bam Bam one too?
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    May 30, 2010 5:07 AM GMT
    mswete saidSo my friend told me I have "delicate wrists" *insert pun about being limp-wristed here* and I was wondering what exercises I can do to specifically build them up. I've tried normal and reverse wrist curls, but it feels like it builds up muscle closer to the upper forearm, which would make my wrists look that much smaller. Any other ideas?


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    May 30, 2010 6:12 AM GMT
    i have narrow wrists too and narrow ankles.
    nothing you can do..

    as The Doctor would say " i am sorry, i am soo very sorry " .
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    May 30, 2010 6:16 AM GMT
    I think thick, chunky wrists and ankles are unattractive.
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    Jun 05, 2010 12:02 AM GMT
    redheadedryan saidI think thick, chunky wrists and ankles Iare unattractive.


    I think that's because thin an heavy guys can have skinny wrists, but really ony BIG guys have chunky wrists and ankles. Probably most of it is getetic.