This is a great way to self-stretch the forearm extensor muscles when they are tight or overworked. Check out the following video and bulleted points to ensure you’re maximizing benefits and minimizing risks!
- Start sitting or standing, with one hand outstretched in front of you.
- With a straight elbow, turn your palm down and semi-close your fist, allowing the fingers to be pointed down.
- Use your other hand to grab the fingers and stretch your hand and wrist down and back.
- Hold for 10-15 seconds, and then switch sides.
This forearm extensor stretch works very well to relieve tension and muscle cramps in the forearm extensors (outside of the forearm) that results from overworked arms or too much computer work, or even heavy lifting or too much tennis. With regular stretching, you can relieve this tension and decrease risk of tendon injury.