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I love working out to Jillian Michaels dvd's (mostly 30 day shred and ripped in 30). My wrists hurt a lot during the plank moves. I feel like I could get more out of the work out if my wrists didn't act up. Is there anything I can do to help my wrists besides just keeping on doing the moves until my wrists catch up to the rest of my body?

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  • megleo818
    megleo818 Posts: 595 Member
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    Seems like you're planking with straight arms and your wrists flexed, right? -- Some people's wrists just aren't designed to bend back like that -- my husband is one of them. Try either going onto your elbows, or doing them straight-armed on closed fists. Either modification should do the trick.

    Good luck!
  • jenna715
    jenna715 Posts: 201
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    I ended up on closed fists tonight and it felt ok. I didn't know if that was a good/recommended(meaning not harmful) modification or not, I guess I will just do that from now on! Thanks
  • megleo818
    megleo818 Posts: 595 Member
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    These are the two modifications trainers have given my husband and that I've seen group fitness teachers give (I mean on the fists or down on elbows). Both are safe, I guess! Glad the fist thing works for you. :smile:

    Editing to say, "you're welcome"!