Thread: Wrist Exercises
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Old 09-01-2006, 11:23 AM   #21
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Dojo: Open Sky Aikikai (formerly the North Winnipeg Aikikai)
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Thumbs down Re: Wrist Exercises

In class, we occasionally do wrist-strengthening exercises involving the Jo (holding it at one end at shoulder level and tipping it forward and back over a 90 degree arc as well as doing the same from side to side over a 180 degree arc like a windshield wiper).

Outside of class, I do both regular and reverse wrist curls as well as side-to-side twists (similar to the second Jo exercise mentioned above) with a 5-10lb dumbell or weight plate (weight being dependent upon the state of my oft-injured wrists at the time) as part of an overall strength and conditioning routine.

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