#2
I'm gonna go out on a limb and say bad idea for multiple reasons, some of which should be obvious.
#3
Unnecessary. You are not training your hands to be stronger or be able to move faster with more weight when practicing guitar, you are training your hands to become more efficient.

Besides, most of instrumental technique is carried out by the brain, not by the hands. Because you are creating and reinforcing neural pathways when practicing guitar, training the brain to transmit information to do a certain action faster (not speed of the hand, rather brain to hand speed) and more efficiently. This is why these things don't actually help, not to mention that it would likely cause more problems (tension, strain on the wrists etc)

Maybe you should put some weights on your brain instead.
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#4
I'd skip the wrist weights. However, practicing while standing on a Swiss ball is good for alternate picking.

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what do ya think?

I have a question for you: why would this be good? Whether or not it would be harmful I actually just want to know what the rationale is behind it.
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#6
I'm likewise dying to hear your reasoning for why they could possibly be useful...
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#7
I too would love to hear what possessed you to think this was a good idea
#8
Logically thinking only thing this MIGHT help is endurance. Like for intense and heavy downpicking for long periods.It does need muscle endurance aswell which every downpicker practices daily from what I have seen. But I fear having this extra weight in your hand will also screw up your technique. Too much tension and eventually screwed up tendons.

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Logically thinking only thing this MIGHT help is endurance. Like for intense and heavy downpicking for long periods.It does need muscle endurance aswell which every downpicker practices daily from what I have seen. But I fear having this extra weight in your hand will also screw up your technique. Too much tension and eventually screwed up tendons.

Completely the wrong muscle sets would be worked out by wrist weights; wrist weights would work out the upper arm muscles, it should be the muscles in your forearms doing the vast majority of the work for playing guitar.
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#10
you're better off doing deadlifts and pullups once a week at the gym
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Completely the wrong muscle sets would be worked out by wrist weights; wrist weights would work out the upper arm muscles, it should be the muscles in your forearms doing the vast majority of the work for playing guitar.


Oh yeah, my bad.

Only way my post would be viable is if you picked like Jeff Hannemann (rip) but you would be wiser not to.

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