Exercise Spotlight: Wrist discomfort during pushups and pushup hold

Try this if you normally do pushups on your knuckles

The pushup (and pushup hold) is an excellent overall exercise for chest, shoulders, upper back, and core strength. For some folks, it’s not uncommon to experience discomfort in the wrists when attempting pushups with proper hand position. This is often due to stiffness in the wrists and fingers and causes exercisers to do pushups on their knuckles in order to keep wrists neutral.   If you do have a wrist injury, arthritis, carpel tunnel syndrome, etc, be careful with how much weight (if any!) that you put on your wrists when doing pushups. 

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