If hand and wrist pain is a common problem when lifting weights, try reducing the weight to a manageable number and work up from there. It can also be helpful to change up one’s exercise program. Focus on exercises that put less strain on the wrists and isolate the muscles that need working out. Doing negative reps also help a lot. To prevent wrist pain from even occurring during lifting, it’s a good idea to strengthen the forearm muscles using small weights or resistance bands. We also recommend being extra careful by maintaining proper form at all times.