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Why can't I open fingers after pulldown exercise?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 15, 2013 at 9:55 PM

When I do a pulldown exercise (machine with bar hanging, I pull it down, 5 seconds down, 5 seconds up to failure) I can not move my fingers. The fingers are locked in the position I grabbed the bar, and I have to wait for a few minutes for them to be able to move them. In one hand it's worse then the other. What is this and should I be worried?

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magnesium and dehydration and low k most common reason with dehydration leading the list

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9712e4ce885436e557751cfa6ffedd5a

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on June 16, 2013
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Could indicate a magnesium deficiency.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

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on June 16, 2013
at 04:07 PM

magnesium and dehydration and low k most common reason with dehydration leading the list

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on June 16, 2013
at 12:54 PM

A lot of possibilities. Gripping too hard, time under tension, unnecessary excessive neck contraction, positioning. Solutions: Vary the tempo, time under tension, and the load. Don't grip so hard, which can cause a host of other problems in the wrist, carpals, and elbows. Focus on the muscles performing the movement instead of the attachment (hands). Try a different handle/grip/machine. Breathe and don't clamp your neck down. Unnecessary cervical contraction can lead to a host of other problems. Pullups are a better choice anyway! :-) -Billy

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