Two of the most overlooked places to stretch are your wrists and hands. In our modern world, what muscles get used more than our hands, wrists, and fingers? This quick stretch routine can help if you are suffering from carpal tunnel, tennis elbow or even a repetitive strain. These stretches feel awesome and take less than a few minutes.
Try this out and let me know how you feel.
Place the Backbridge with the short end right in front of you. Cross your fingers over one another and place the backs of your wrists on the Backbridge, palms facing you. Lean into your wrists. Hold for 15 seconds on each side.
INTERIOR WRIST AND FOREAREM STRETCH
Push the Backbridge against a wall to the side of you, about an arm’s length away. Then place your hand on the end of the Backbridge. Keeping your arm straight, lean into your wrist. Repeat with other arm. Hold for 15 seconds on each side.
WRIST AND FINGER FLEXOR STRETCH
Either sitting on your knees or standing with the Backbridge on a tabletop, place both of your hands on the long edges of the Backbridge, turned in towards one another with your palms down. Lean over the Backbridge and slightly bend your elbows, pushing down until you feel the stretch in your wrists and fingers.
Place both of your thumbs on one long edge of the Backbridge and gently push down.
Now place your thumbs on opposite edges of the Backbridge and push into the Backbridge.