Small wrists/bones impeding my progress

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    I honestly believe after a couple years on and off that my wrists are the problem.

    Every heavy box I used to lift at work, if my hand had to be bent a little, I would feel the stress on my carpals, A LOT.

    Dimensions: the smallest part of my wrist (ulna + radius), is nearly 5.9 inches (15 cm) around and looking from above pronated view, the width is almost but not quite 2 inches (5.1 cm)

    Examples

    There are many times when I feel I could do farmer's carry for longer for example, if it weren't for my hands and wrist begging to let go.

    Last week I was hitting pads and bags with 10 oz gloves, and I could not do very much, when my forearm strikes the arm of a bigger guy I end up with pain shooting across my entire forearm, it's embarrassing and painful.


    Any suggestions. There are small women with larger, more stable forearms than me.
     
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    go buy an 8 lb maul. and a wedge if needed

    (Edit you need a chainsaw for this) cut some downed tree into 18 inch logs

    start splitting those logs for firewood

    do 15 minutes a day


    In one week your hands and forearms will be significantly tougher.
     
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    ...........

    seems pretty practical exercise wise but....
     
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    Or go to tire store and ask for a throw away. Bonus points going to a heavy equipment tire warehouse, they'll give you 4-5ft tires so they don't have to pay to dispose. Beat it like your wood.
     
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    I have a tire, but there is nothing like splitting wood. Just something masculine and primal about it.
     
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    Tire won't fatigue your forearm and hand like holding that wedge either. 2 days of stretching your fingers trying to get the cramps out.
     
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    I didn't have that problem myself. My problem would be overdoing it with my back.

    But man, an awesome exercise for striking power and great for hands and forearms.
     
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    knocking down 2 acres of oaks and using the wood as workouts, it would go over an hour most days. Thought I was a man and bought a 12 lb maul 1st, went back and got a smaller one after being exhausted swinging it. lol

    If you have the resources, def recommend it
     
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    Yeah man, 1 hr, that's some work there!

    That would get you in incredible shape. I just had to do ab work when I used to do all that splitting. Cause my back would bet too overly strong and it hurt if I over did the splitting.
     
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    I assume that forearm strength = more stable wrist or fist?

    So the idea is my bones don't hurt as much when I punch a tire or hit a hard 6 pack abs
     
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    Just all your fingers, intrinsic muscles of the hand/forearms, and connective tissue gets used to swinging the ax or maul and delivering a blow or strike to split the wood.

    I'm an average sized guy, and I mostly used an 8lb maul. But they have 6lb. and then 4 lb axes.

    The wood is more effective than the tire. But I bet you'd see results with the tire too.
     
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    Interesting.

    I'm 5'3" and 136 lbs, I assume my lean weight is like 120ish max
     
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    They can be built up in various ways, google it.

    I used to work on a farm on weekends when I was a kid. Some of the girls working there were tiny but had impressive hand and wrist strength.
     
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    A bucket 5gal of rice would probably help too.
     
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    I was just thinking that.. I always have a heavy bag of rice in the pantry. I notice how its much more difficult to stablize a bag of rice or sand than a free weight too
     
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    youtube hand exercises in bucket of rice.
     
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    here we go
     
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    another video

     
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