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If One Hand Is Injuried Should You Still Train The Other Hand?


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Wont that cause muscle & strength imbalance? Would it be better not to train at all till the injuried hand as healed.. I was just training my last two fingers with the HG150, & hurts when I pull anything with it.. My right hand is fine. I also train for forearm growth & size & don't want one forearm bigger then the other..

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Wont that cause muscle & strength imbalance? Would it be better not to train at all till the injuried hand as healed.. I was just training my last two fingers with the HG150, & hurts when I pull anything with it.. My right hand is fine. I also train for forearm growth & size & don't want one forearm bigger then the other..

you.can.train.the.hand.thats.not.injured.

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Over the course of the next 50 or 60 years - you'll suffer lot's of injuries - just keep training - it will all even out in the end.

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Is the injured hand your dominant one? If so it might be particularly beneficial to train the non-injured one. Also if you have any low-impact implements like an Ironmind Egg, this might be your chance to use it. Or if it doesn't hurt you could focus on thumb flexors and extensor muscles for awhile.

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Is the injured hand your dominant one? If so it might be particularly beneficial to train the non-injured one. Also if you have any low-impact implements like an Ironmind Egg, this might be your chance to use it. Or if it doesn't hurt you could focus on thumb flexors and extensor muscles for awhile.

It's always my weaker hand which is weird. I'm left handed, but when it comes to strength my right hand is dominant. I use my left hand when it comes to dexterity & coordination.. IE, typing, playing the guitar, silverware, writing.. Not sure what it's called.. For all sports I'm right handed & sided.. Firing a gun, right handed.. I can't explain it.

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I think there is a "crossed training effect" when you are squeezing with one hand the other contracts...a lot! I have seen pics of some hard attempts I have done and my free hand is contorted to the max.I never actively trained my left hand in crushing but other than technical prolblems it's base dyno strength is similar to my dominant. While one hand heals heck yes work the other!

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I agree completely with Richard-when I snapped my right humerus I still trained my left arm-the doc (who does a lot of sport orthopedic work) was amazed how quickly things got back to normal in my strength and size once I was able to get back to training my right-that I believe was at least in part to continued training of the left and other body parts during my healing.

I think there is a "crossed training effect" when you are squeezing with one hand the other contracts...a lot! I have seen pics of some hard attempts I have done and my free hand is contorted to the max.I never actively trained my left hand in crushing but other than technical prolblems it's base dyno strength is similar to my dominant. While one hand heals heck yes work the other!

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