Explaining Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Its Link to Exercise

your workout cant cause carpal tunnel syndrome, says Dr.Badia; however (!) if you already have carpal tunnel syndrome or are predisposed to the syndrome, consistently bending or flexing your wrist while you work out can agitate the median nerve and exacerbate the symptoms, he says. So, exercises like planks, push-ups, snatches, mountain climbers, burpees, and, yep, overhead squats could worsen the symptoms.