In this short episode, I describe how voodoo flossing my computer-damaged wrists has made a tremendous difference in my ability to tolerate weight lifting (especially Olympic lifting) without wrist pain. I don't think you need to lift weights to benefit from this (though I think you should lift weights). I think this is something that has the potential to provide great benefit to anyone who uses a computer a lot.
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Show Notes for Episode 8
I use a protocol from Kinetics Sports Rehab that I modify slightly to make my own, which builds on a concept developed by Kelly Starrett of San Francisco CrossFit and MobilityWOD.
I think this is something that has the potential to provide great benefit to anyone who uses a computer a lot. Since it only takes 1-2 minutes per day per wrist, it's worth a shot!
This is the voodoo floss I use.
For the addition to the protocol that I describe in the podcast, I use this band (mine is blue, not that it matters) and this door anchor. I got mine locally at Paragon Sports in Union Square, and pretty much any door anchor thick resistance band capable of bearing a lot of tension would work.
MobilityWOD, the baby of Kelly Starrett of San Francisco CrossFit, is a great resource for mobility exercises and gear in general. He is best known for his book, Becoming a Supple Leopard, and has more recently written Ready to Run and Deskbound.