Primary muscles: Wrists
Secondary muscles: Forearms
Equipment: No equipment
WRIST CIRCLES INSTRUCTIONS
1. Stand straight with your feet hip width apart and face forward.
2. Clasp your hands together by locking your fingers loosely and start rotating your wrists.
3. Keep rotating until set is complete.
PROPER FORM AND BREATHING PATTERN
Interlace your fingers and begin to circle your wrists. Start slowly and, if you feel comfortable, increase the speed gently. Keep your breathing pattern steady and breathe deeply.
Doing wrist circles is a great way to ensure you keep your wrists flexible, strong and functional and also helps prevent stress injuries. If you’re planning on doing a workout that includes planks, push ups or upper body weight training exercises, you should include wrist circles at the beginning of your workout.
SETS AND REPS
Wrist circles is a dynamic stretching exercise. This exercise helps extend the amplitude of your movements, which leads to a better form and a more effective workout. Rotate your wrists for 30 seconds to 1 minute at the end of the warm up period.
To calculate the number of calories burned doing wrist circles, enter your weight and the duration of the exercise: