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Why do old people have such thick fingers/ wrists?

Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by BJJforlife77, Oct 7, 2010.

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  1. BJJforlife77

    BJJforlife77 Banned Banned

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    I have always wondered this. My dad is 50 and even though we have the same size hands, his fingers are like twice the thickness of mine. Why is this?
     
  2. Justice 4 All

    Justice 4 All Brown Belt

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    Tendons strengthen over time when you actively use them. And I imagine people generally use their hands a lot.
     
  3. Ironpants

    Ironpants Blue Belt

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    The thickness comes with age. You get cuts, scraps, bruises over the years that split the skin open and then when the skin heals over it's a litle bit wider then before the injury.

    Sounds weird but it's true.
     
  4. flak

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    I'm almost 50 and my fingers have always been skinny as hell. Which is funny because I'm a short, stocky guy. Heavy barbell training has thickened them a smidgen but not much.

    My dad, on the other hand (ha) has always had very thick fingers. His pinkie is thicker than my thumb.
     
  5. K1HerosNakamura

    K1HerosNakamura Black Belt

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    Have you asked your dad if he's had implants?
     
  6. flak

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    Nah, he's stacking DigiTech PawSplode 5000 and Mano Labs Mittjacker.
     
  7. vision1

    vision1 Purple Belt

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    It's because your dad is a Bad-Ass and you're a pussy
     
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