In this short episode, I describe how voodoo flossing my computer-damaged wrists has made a tremendous difference in my ability to tolerate weight lifting (especially Olympic lifting) without wrist pain. I don't think you need to lift weights to benefit from this (though I think you should lift weights). I think this is something that has the potential to provide great benefit to anyone who uses a computer a lot.
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I use a protocol from Kinetics Sports Rehab
that I modify slightly to make my own, which builds on a concept
developed by Kelly Starrett of San Francisco CrossFit and
I think this is
something that has the potential to provide great benefit to anyone
who uses a computer a lot. Since it only takes 1-2 minutes per day
per wrist, it's worth a shot!
This is the video that forms the basis of the protocol I use.
This is the voodoo floss I use.
For the addition to the protocol that I describe in the podcast, I use this band (mine is blue, not that it matters) and this door anchor. Those are Amazon affiliate links so if you have an aversion to affiliate links you can use this and this link. I got mine locally at Paragon Sports in Union Square, and pretty much any door anchor thick resistance band capable of bearing a lot of tension would work.
MobilityWOD, the baby of Kelly Starrett of San Francisco CrossFit, is a great resource for mobility exercises and gear in general. He is best known for his book, Becoming a Supple Leopard, and has more recently written Ready to Run and Deskbound.