April 12

Wrist and thumb pain - difficult to do push ups. Is there anything I can do to help with push ups or replace them with a different exercise? I have started taking Dr. Fong's classes.

Rebecca T, Level 12
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Margaret K, Level 56
Margaret K93 points
April 16

You could consider dumbell chest press and that hits all the muscles of a push up and is easier on the wrists. I have included two videos here that include chest presses with Ellysia Noble that you can check out.
https://grokker.com/fitness/video/upper-body-5-chest-press-and-single-arm-rows/52b7ba36dfae08ae77000692
https://grokker.com/fitness/video/upper-body-6-curls-rows-and-chest-presses/52b8c2a9dfae08ae7702047d

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Laura Flynn, Level 11
Laura Flynn0 points
April 18

Try doing the push ups on your knees, this will take some pressure off. If not, then a dumbell chest press using light weights so you dont aggrevate your wrists further. If neither work, maybe replace the movement altogehter with an elbow plank.

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