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    I prescribe 20 years of guitar. Failing that, pushups are great for wrist strength, and can be done anywhere but volcanic lava flows, broken glass, or syringe-heaps.

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    30 years of guitar and 6 of bass and my right is still stronger than my left. Go figure.
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    KosherKickboxer has t3h r34l chi sao

    In De Janerio, in blackest night,
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    Same here. Hey, picks aint light.

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    Also instead of spending ever how much on a "device" of some sort to work your grip/forearms, just get a bucket and fill it with rice or sand or whatever. Insert hands, grip, twist, repeat. Old school boxing idea that works (was in the movie "The Fighter" if I'm not mistaken).
    "Keep a sharp knife, shiny boots and be on time."

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    The Brockton Bucket.

    @Bobby I don't use picks for either.
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    KosherKickboxer has t3h r34l chi sao

    In De Janerio, in blackest night,
    Luta Livre flees the fight,
    Behold Maeda's sacred tights;
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobyclumsyninja View Post
    I prescribe 20 years of guitar. Failing that, pushups are great for wrist strength, and can be done anywhere but volcanic lava flows, broken glass, or syringe-heaps.
    guitar has been murder on my wrists and fingers lately too...i have to stop after less than 10 minutes because of the cramps

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    WTF dude? Did it used to be better? If so see a doc.
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    In De Janerio, in blackest night,
    Luta Livre flees the fight,
    Behold Maeda's sacred tights;
    Beware my power... Blue Lantern's light!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazz.w92 View Post
    I have pretty weak wrists (and ankles but thats less of an issue in training) and it's not so much of a problem in Aikido because they're weak but fairly flexible but it's absolutely killing me in Capoeira on the acrobatic side of things and it doesnt matter how much I train with the hand stands and other inversions I can never last more than a few seconds putting my full body weight on them. My arms can hold my weight for days but my wrists give out almost immediately and they've always been weak like that.
    Any tips for increasing joint strength? I've tried the whole stress ball thing and wrist supports have done virtually nothing for me.
    Unless you want to do some bigger investments into training gear,
    simply get yourself a tennis ball.

    Take it in your hand.

    Try to crush it with your fingers.

    Hold that grip for five seconds.

    Then, release for five seconds.

    Then, repeat that procedure twenty times.

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    Ross Enamait - Training the Hands

    Everything that's been discussed here (well, except the guitar stuff) and more.
    "Keep a sharp knife, shiny boots and be on time."

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    Fap.

    That is the obligatory joke, now that its out of the way.

    Take a broom handle, or a thick dowel rod. Drill a hole large enough to fit 550 cord (or parachute cord, or strong string-like object boats your float) and thread about three and a half feet through. tie a knot on one end to secure it from floating back through the dowell or broom handle. Tie the other end to an empty gallon container (like the ones used for milk or drinking water), add one good sized cup of water. Hold the handle with your arms straight out in front of you, palms down, and roll it with your wrists until the jug hits the dowell. Keep your elbows locked and just use your wrists. Do ten of these, and add a good sized cup of water every week.

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