This program came into being from the need for more comprehensive wrist preparation for artists, athletes and movers who like to stand on, or otherwise put weight into, their hands.
Emmet Louis’ research into the concepts here originated from his own needs. Around 2007, when he was in circus school, he had persistent tendonitis in one arm from overtraining. Emmet had tried all the wrist and forearm exercises common in circus and gymnastics. He then came across an offhand comment by a Canadian strength coach named Christian Thibaudeau. The comment went along the lines that one of the common causes of tendonitis in the forearm is not training all functions of the forearm. This led Emmet down a rabbit hole, searching old strongman manuals for forearm training. After coming across sledgehammer training and leverage-based training and putting it to use for one month, his wrist issues had resolved and never returned.
Consider this program a gift to you, a homage to old time strength training. While we feel coming across an elbow issue at some point in your handbalance training is basically unavoidable if you push for the higher levels, this program will provide an added layer of insurance and possibly antidote to the issue.