Sore Wrists

Discussion in 'Standup Technique' started by Monstruo, Nov 14, 2005.

  1. Monstruo

    Monstruo Orange Belt

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    I purchased a new 100lb heavy bag (TKO brand) This son of a bitch is harder than shit. My wrists are sore as hell! Is this good? I am using good 16oz training gloves (ringside) in addition to wrapping my hands and wrists.Is this something that I will just have to get used to over time or what. I dont think it is my wrap job but maybe just the new bag. Any ideas?
     
  2. Monstruo

    Monstruo Orange Belt

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    it feels good for working my cut kicks but I think it is to heavy for my hand work.
     
  3. yomon

    yomon Green Belt

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    most liky just strengthening your wrists. i found some pain when i starter doing body hooks
     
  4. Monstruo

    Monstruo Orange Belt

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    My wrist are pretty strong from rigorous masterbation and bag work....hahahha.. No, seriously, my wrist are pretty strong already. my question though is this bad for my wrist to keep on working through this.I do a lot of bag work my old bag was so worn out the stuffing was falling out.I think it is just the new bag
     
  5. Rudy Richter

    Rudy Richter Amateur Fighter

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    Look in the FAQ for the links on wrapping your hands. Practice to get a good tight(not so tight though that your circulation dies) wrap. Most people do a poor job of wrapping their hands when they first start....
     
  6. Sohei

    Sohei Manning the air

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    Also learn how to relax your wrists when striking the bag so they dont bend and they transfer the force from your arms to the bag instead of absorbing it.
     
  7. mixicus

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    Is hitting the bag new to you? If so it will take a while for your hands/wrist to get conditioned. Don't slam the bag, start light and work up the intensity over time.

    Make sure you are wrapping properly and using good form when striking. If you do not know good form please get instruction.
     
  8. TapSD

    TapSD Killer Bee....1%

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    Wrap Better!
     
  9. kickassboxer1

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    isn't there a way to work out ur wrists to make them more stable when you hit the bag?
     
  10. TapSD

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    No..thats what wraps are for..you have alot of little bones in your wrists and when you hit a bag and your not wrapped properly you will break one of these little bones(maybe without knowing it) ive done it before. So you HAVE to wrap properly
     
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    kickassboxer1 Yellow Belt

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    ah ok. juuust checking
     
  12. Monstruo

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    I wrap my wrists and hands like a champ. Like I said, I do a lot of bag work and never have got this before,. I am just worried that this bag might be to hard for hand work. feels like I am hitting a brick wall! Anybody have expierence with TKO heavy bags? fucker is like concrete! I weigh about 230 and have very heavy hands, so when I unload on this bitch it frickin kills me when Im done. cant be good.
     
  13. Trudge

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    was it brand new when you bought it?
    do you keep it in a damp environment?
    TKO bags are sh1t for getting wet and heavy
     
  14. NHB7

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    It not too hard for punching, its a punching bag. Thats like saying "I think this water is too wet for drinking." You may be wrapping them wrong, or not. You may have just hit it wrong which happens. I have a sore wrist right now because I threw a hook and it just landed awkward. Hand and wrist injuries happen. Fedor hurt his hand and I guaruntee you he has a hard time hitting the bag right now.
     
  15. Foul Breath

    Foul Breath Banned Banned

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    While exercising on the bag, dont punch with limp wrists, as if you were on queer street. The ideal way is while you punch, only make contact with your 2 main knuckles from your middle and index finger. Once you allign it that way, your wrist and hole are will be alligned and solid. Also when you punch, bring your L-bows up which will deliver more power and eliminate wrist pain.
     
  16. possenti

    possenti I knew all the rules-but the rules did not know me

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    I bought a cheap Everlast 80-pounder (new) and it was hard like you described. Like concrete. (After i re-gained the use of my hands), I unzipped the top and pulled the stuffing out to see what was up. Mixed in with the multi-colored shreds of stuffing were about 6 bags of sand sealed in heavy plastic. They each weighed about 5 pounds. I guess 2 or 3 had "settled" out from the middle of the stuffing and laid against the vinyl covering of the bag. That's what I had been punching and kicking. I re-stuffed the bag, making sure to center each sandbag in the middle of plenty of stuffing. Zipped it up and haven't had a problem since.

    I bet that's what you problem is.
     
  17. lucid

    lucid FTW-champ!

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    i'll give you the benifit of the doubt that you wrapped them right. but maybe .. umm.. you should try to wrap them again with antoher method and re-enforce them with some.

    the problem with punching is that the wrist is the weakest point in the arm. if anything give it's gonna be the wrist.

    your pretty big and that is a pretty heavy bag. Give it some time to adjust and dont forget no matter how hard the bag is.. hit it enough it'll soften up.
     

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