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Hand Pain From Lifting Weights

‘hi, jeff. this is sorro from india, and my ‘ax jeff’ question is, whenever i am doing my bicep curls, I get a very sharp and a nagging pain in this portion of my wrist. And it only happens during the exercise which involves the Barbell Curl. The outer part aches a lot and I’m not able to twist it in this direction. This is fine. This movement and this movement is, I’m having a problem with that. So, thank you.’ Thanks, my man, for the question. It’s actually a very good question because this is a common.

Problem that guys will have when they’re doing the curl especially with the barbell. And a lot of it is anatomical, and a lot of it also has to do with how we’re performing the Barbell Curl. So, I’ll tell you why it’s actually, you’re getting that pain in that spot right on the inside part of the wrist maybe even radiating down into the forearm. And more importantly what you can do so you can start doing Curls again and not have to.

Suffer that pain. If you look at the anatomical part of this, right. We have two bones that make up our forearm. We have the radius here, and then we have the ulna on the other side. So, the radius anatomically, is longer than the ulna. So, you can see, right as I put my fingers on the corners of those two bones, you can do this yourself, just hook right on the end of your wrist.

You’ll see that my middle finger here is on top of the radius that’s longer and further down than the edge and end of my ulna which is right here, ok. What happens is, our body wants to equalize that difference so there’s a little bit of a cartilaginous disk that sits right in between the end of the ulna and then into the carpal bones. So, we close that gap down of the length difference between the two sides. Keep that in mind because.

Now when we go grab a barbell, and we go try to do our Barbell Curls what happens is, as you try to curl a barbell, think about what you might do. You might try to start lifting by getting more of your body english into the move to help you to lift that heavier weight. Well, what happens is, your elbows almost come underneath a little bit because what.

You’re trying to do is actually get a little bit of help from your pecs as you squeeze them together. You’re almost doing a little bit of a crossover underneath and lifting that way. So, as you do that, you’re getting your shoulders involved too. As you do that, your wrists are actually feeling this type of torque and force even though they’re restricted by the straightness of the bar.

But, as you do this, and you’re pushing all that weight down, you’re also getting that supination here at the wrist. Well, take this, turn your wrist upside down, k, like this. Bend it back and pull down. And even guys that don’t have pain in the wrist are going to find that the inside portion of the wrist, right in that area where that disk is, you feel some pain because you’re basically compressing that and causing a pretty uncomfortable sensation.

You do that over and over and over again, you could actually wear down and cause damage to that cartilage disk that’s in between your ulna and your carpal bones. So, again, as you curl up and you’re trying to, you’re getting that supination and downward force, and that causes that pinch. So, the two things you can do to fix it, number 1 are, lift a little bit lighter weight because if you’re not having to do this and you can keep it nice and strict,.


What’s up, guys? jeff cavaliere, athleanx . Bulging discs, herniated discs, ruptured discs, bad backs, blownout backs, you’ve heard all the terms before, but what does it actually mean? Today I want to show you guys exactly what it means right here on our skeleton. And more importantly tell you how you can make sure in your own training that you’re doing the right things, or avoiding the wrong things, to try to give yourself.

The best shot of never having this happen to you. Now right off the bat I think it’s very important to clarify, bulging discs and herniated discs can happen to anybody at any time. You don’t have to be in the gym to have this happen. So, that means that any exercise can cause one of these situations to happen. And it can happen quickly. But there are a few things that will lead ourselves to this situation much more frequently,.

And those are the things i want to help fortify you guys against with this tutorial. So, first of all, let’s take a little bit of a closer look inside to see exactly what’s going on so you can understand that. And then we’ll come back out of it and talk about some of the situations that you might want to make sure you’re extra careful of when you are training. Alright, so let’s go handheld here so I can show you exactly what’s going on.

What you’ll see here is the spine, ok. we have series of vertebrae here that stack on top of each other, as you guys probably know. And they’re broken down into the different levels of the spine that we hear so often, right. Cervical spine from here down through the neck. And then we have our thoracic spine that comes down through our midback. And then we have our 5 lumbar vertebrae that make up our lower back, ok.

Now, coming back around to the front. when we talk about the discs, you can see these brown structures right here in between provide spacing and padding between our vertebrae when they’re healthy and natural, ok, in a natural state. But what happens is, when we have a herniation, you can look down here, you actually get a leakage of the material that’s inside the disc.

It’s called the nucleus pulposus, right, as this thing comes out and squishes out, it literally is like a jelly donut effect. This would be a nice, intact jelly donut. If you were to squeeze it, then it would bleed out this innerdisc material that then, as you can see, pushes and hits one of these nerve roots that then travels down to the, you know, throughout the body, right, down to our lower extremities. We have different dermatomes that these different nerve roots run to.

So, when we train, if we were to have some sort of an injury and i’ll cover again what some of these activities might be that could cause this a little bit more often than others, once you get the leakage, if it’s not touching on a nerve root, that’s when you have basically a bulging disc, or a herniated disc that may not, again, be symptomatic because it may not be touching on the nerve root.

But as soon as this material right here contacts the nerve root, you’re going to get symptoms down that dermatome, wherever that might go. And that’s what would explain for some people that wind up complaining of hip pain or knee pain or thigh pain, or even numbness or tingling down in the toes because it depends again on what level and what nerve root this is pushing on.

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