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    Hi gang. I'm pretty sure this must have been asked in the past but I can't find it. I injured my wrist and it's sprained I think (I'm going to see the doctor today) and it hurts too much to use it, I'll probably be in a sling this afternoon. I'm halfway through the combat hiit program and I like to do push ups first thing in the morning. That's over until I recover. What can I do? Thanks in advance, I appreciate y'all.

    #2
    It depends on what the doctor says but you could theoretically do elbow planks (with variations), standing bicep extensions, standing shoulder taps (?) and all the lower body/ ab workouts as long as you don’t bear weight on your wrists. Also prone exercises such as supermans, w-extensions etc. But make sure you also get some rest, your body is working hard reparing itself.

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      #3
      First of all I'm sorry to hear about it. Secondly, don't try to do pushups (which you said you won't but still) or anything else that strains your arms... I guess you could do lower body exercise, but rest, don't make things worse. Ask the doctor what you can and can't do and accept that rest and recovery is what you need. It'll get better but it may take some time, depending on the severity of your injury it could take between two days to much longer than that. get well soon, I hope it's not serious

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        #4
        You could TRY (as in, be really careful) to do knuckle push ups.

        If you have push up handles, they could work too. I think what you're interested here is to not bend your wrist. Using handwraps could also help stabilize them.

        That's what I would try, at least. But not before giving my wrist a full week or two for recovery. Better to slow it down now than to need surgery that'll keep you from exercising for months or years.

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          #5
          Hi again,
          Almost a month after I feel safe going back to my routine. As I had a couple weeks rest I only did a little ab work and squats and gradually I tried doing a few pushups with my knuckles on the sofa so that I was in a diagonal position. I'm sorry I didn't check these messages a day after posting mine as not only was you guys' info very helpful but also I feel bad for (accidentally) ignoring you. Still for any future wrist injury I can come back to this thread. Thanks once again, it wasn't serious btw, just needed rest. Love this community.

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