This is a great way to self-stretch the forearm flexor 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 up and open your fingers, allowing them 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 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 or too much golf. With regular stretching, you can relieve this tension and decrease risk of tendon injury.