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Lifts with a hurt thumb?

Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by Aardvark, Aug 11, 2005.

  1. Aardvark White Belt

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    In a moment of awe inspiring grace and skill I managed to fuck up my right thumb. I am supposed to leave it alone for a couple weeks while it heals, but would rather not stop lifting completely.

    Any recommendations as to lifts I can do when the base of the thumb (the meaty part next to the bottom of the palm) shouldn't be loaded?

    I'm thinking zercher (spelling) squats/deadlifts, maybe pullovers with a dumbell held up with the edges of my hands, etc.

    -A.
     
  2. AxeGrinder Purple Belt

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    I fractured my thumb two nights ago, and Im wondering the same thing...
     
  3. GPTitle** Guest

    Old thread but TTT....has anyone had a fractured thumb here? How long did it take for you to get full range of motion back?
     
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  5. MASShole Get it?

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    5 years.
     
  6. GPTitle** Guest

    Hilarious...thanks for being so helpful.
     
  7. MASShole Get it?

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    You are quite welcome, and thanks for the stupid PM. I'm not the idiot bumping a 5 year old thread.
     
  8. GPTitle** Guest

    Hey troll, it's better to search and bump and old thread and try for answers before making a new one...but what do I know, I haven't been on the forum for a whole year like you.
     
  9. MASShole Get it?

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    Finally after 1000 posts I get called a troll!

    My work is done.
     
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    My advice is to avoid using hook grip because it'll hurt. Lots.
     
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    I guess this is why the OP stopped posting here.


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    If this is forum policy, I'm leaving. That's just dumb.
     
  13. Standard Too dumb to learn, too stubborn to quit

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    Not all thumb fractures are going to be the same or heal in the same amount of time.
     
  14. vision1 Purple Belt

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    I've fractured both my thumbs at least once, and it takes a long time to get full motion back. For me it took at least 6 months, but that was with constant abuse.
     
  15. GPTitle** Guest

    Thanks tips. I was just curious what the experience was for anyone else who had a thumb fracture even if it was not necessarily the same kind.

    When did everyone become such dicks around here? If only I were still modding.
     
  16. GPTitle** Guest

    Thanks. Very good to know. I'm about 80% motion now with some pain (after 4 weeks) so just hoping 100% will be soon
     

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