I have a nasty knot on the right side of my back that caused a lot of pain and discomfort last night into this morning. Thankfully, I realized what it was and could address it (special thanks to @tufmed). To avoid making it worse but also still get my lift in, I took out most of my setup on bench. Today was a lot of work on upper body stability on the bench! I actually surprised myself by how much I could do - I had thought my single pause reps were going to be a lot more challenging!
Perfect hand-wrist-elbow vertical alignment is difficult under heavier loads. Backward wrist extension creates tremendous power leak, let alone the wrist pain.
Wrist wraps can only do so much, as you are now fighting purple fingers compression pain (wrapped too tight to maximize a plateauing variable). Bracing against a SPLINT is the absolute mechanical solution to complete immobility of the wrist flex during pressing exercises.
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