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  1. kkto76

    kkto76 White Belt

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    i am a 16 year old male and i hope to someday compete or atleast train in MMA. One thing that i consider a problem is my bone structure, my wrists in particular. Im about 5'11 and my wrists measure about 6.4 inches around. Im wondering if they might grow during my final years of puberty to match the rest of my body. Also, will small wrists affect my chances of becoming succesful in MMA? ( i am asking this because i havent noticed any fighters with wrists as small as mine)
     
  2. Don't worry about how thin they are, worry about how strong they are

    And not necessarily, but if I had to guess I would say yes they will fill out. In general you grow up (height), and then you grow out, get broader, etc. You're probably between those two phases, if you don't have more height to gain
     
  3. Jarfi

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    Growth ends at 20-25yrs.
    As above up first, then out (then forward, but that's another story :) )

    most likely your wrists become larger in girth, but this is not a problem. Start lifting, running and fighting and your body will sort any structural issues if need be.
     
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    rEmY Needs to eat more

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    hahaha, skinny! :D

    just kidding man, my wrists are the same size, and they havent bothered me at all. just be sure to do plenty of grip/forearm work and you'll be fine other than looking a little misproportioned.
     
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    Remy, JohnnyDussimo, and Jarfi are right. Don't worry about your wrists and just keep them strong. Just for interest's sake, I'm 26 right now and my wrists have gained almost half an inch in the last six years (I'm to 7 1/4 wrists now). Your bones will get bigger, just let nature take its course and be diligent.
     
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    I'm 24 years old, about 6'1" - 6'2", and my wrists measure 6.5" (actually my right wrist is 6.5", my left wrist is smaller but I don't remember by how much). Since my hands are 8" long, I can grab my wrists like if they are barbells. I am not a mma fighter, just a fan, but I would think small wrists are at a disadvantage in grappling. I think it would be fairly easy for someone to grab my forearm/wrist and snap it in half. Unfortunately, I didn't measure my wrists at the age of 16 so I don't know how much they have increased in girth since then.
     
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    My wrists are exactly 7, which seems embarassingly small to me at 6'1", I'm not going to become preoccupied with it though - everyone has individual strengths and weaknesses..
     
  8. Small wrists is not a weakness.

    You can have small looking wrists that are stronger than everyone elses if you train them right.

    They will not have an effect on your MMA whatsoever.
     
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    rEmY Needs to eat more

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    except that ive found that my small wrists are easier to hold onto than somebody with larger wrists.
     
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    your wrists might be a disadvantage but your hand size is a huge advantage.
     

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