How strong are your wrists? Many women have small, weak wrists that limit the amount of weight they can lift. Wrist pain is another common problem among weight lifters. Fortunately, you can strengthen your wrists and make them more resistant to injury. Read on and find out why wrist strength is important, how to do it, and what to do if your wrists hurt when you train.
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