I hear from a lot of riders who suffer from reoccurring wrist pain and hand numbness when mountain biking. This is unfortunate because, in most cases, it comes down to a bad cockpit set up and overall wrist position when riding. In this video I show you how your wrist should and shouldn’t look on the bike and show you how to use some unique kettlebell exercises to both teach you this wrist position and strengthen it.

While I address it in the video please note that the winged grips billed to help with this issue are not, in fact, fixing the problem and are instead letting you place even more strain on the wrists by artificially supporting bad basic wrist position. If you use those grips be sure to watch this video as I suspect that the short term reduction in pain afforded by those grips can come back to haunt you with bigger issues in the future.

If you have any questions about this video please feel free to post a comment below. And if you like this post please click one of the Like or Share buttons below to help spread the word and save a fellow rider from wrist pain and/ or hand numbness while riding.

Until next time…

Ride Strong,

James Wilson

2 thoughts on “How to fix wrist pain and hand numbness on the bike.

  1. gato says:

    There is more to wrist ergonomics than wrist strength and the particular grips on the handlebar. Bar length, backsweep angle, upsweep angle, and rise are bar characteristics that affect wrists. Also, stem length and stem spacers impact wrist position. Brake lever position is very important; so are shifter lever and dropper lever positions. All the considerations must be made with compromises between being optimized for sitting and optimized for standing

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