@Haley Franklin Thank you for this question!! This is a common issue, especially with women :) My first suggestion is to do exercises such as push-ups on your fists (vs. on flat hands with palms down). This will help to take the pressure off the bend in your wrist. You may also elect to use dumbbells instead of having your hands flat on the ground. It will put extra pressure on your palms, but it will lessen that on your wrist!
For exercises like plank, I would suggest doing these exercises on your forearms instead of up on your hands.
And for other exercises like tricep dips that place even more pressure on the wrist area, I would actually stay away from & do other exercises instead (skull crushers, tricep kickbacks, overhead tricep extensions with dumbbells for example).
PS - I am SO sorry for taking so long to respond to your question! I missed it as this was Day 1 of me being on vacation! I hope this helped!!! Yes? Please comment with any other questions too!! :)
Awesome! No worries about the delay! Hope you're having (had?) an awesome vacation! I actually do use dumbbells or fists when doing pushups and similar moves. I didn't know what to do for the situations like the tricep dips in that reversed kind of position. I'll look into those moves you mentioned for sure! Thank you so much! During one of your 15 minute workouts (I think it's level 1 upper body) you're doing a kind of bridge and lifting/lowering yourself using that tricep dip kind of motion. What would you suggest instead of that? Would those exercises you mentioned above be a good substitute for that as well?
That is a great question!!! For that particular exercise, I would simply HOLD up on your forearms, instead of lifting & lowering on your hands. You'll still get the strength from that move :) Just keep your hips lifted, doing your best to maintain a straight line from your shoulders down to your heels. Press your shoulders down out of your ears to be sure you're not shrugging your shoulders. And squeeze your glutes and abs. You may also choose to lower and lift your glutes towards the ground, as long as you maintain that proper form! Thank you for asking!