This is a great way to self-stretch the forearm muscles when they are tight or overworked. Check out the following video and bulleted points to ensure you’re maximizing benefits and minimizing risks!
- Place your forearm on a bench or table at a comfortable height.
- Bring your fingers into a fist and pull your hand up like a forearm curl.
- Place your other forearm down on the thick portion or tightest part of the inside of your forearm.
- From here, slowly move your hand down and open your fist, stretching your forearm and fingers as far down as possible.
- Release the pressure on the forearm, reset your fist, and restart the stretch.
- Complete 5-10 repetitions, then switch sides.
This stretch works very well to relieve tension and muscle cramps in the forearm flexors (inside of the forearm) that results from overworked arms or too much computer work, or even heavy lifting and too much golf. With regular stretching, you can relieve this tension and decrease risk of tendon injury.