Tricep dips = pain

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12 Posts
Sep 8, 2015 1:15am
via iOS
Hi people,

Tricep dips pinch the carpal tunnel nerve in my wrist pretty bad. Anyone have this problem? Can anyone suggest alternative moves? Thanks!
1 Post
Sep 8, 2015 9:41am
via Android

Hey JT, if your getting pain like that it's best to avoid. If your a body weight type of guy, and push ups feel ok, start with that and begin moving your hand position towards in until you are able to do a diamond push up. This works tri's nicely. Go slow and remember this can be a difficult move as all the force is centered over hands. Don't forget to work the opposing muscles, the biceps as well.
Bottom line though is talk to a sports medicine doc and physical therapist who can check your exercise form and recommend rehab exercises that will help. Good luck.

12 Posts
Sep 9, 2015 1:13am
via iOS
That's all good advice! Push-ups are no problem. It's where the weight is centered on the wrists and hands like you said. Thanks!

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