Primary muscles: Wrists, hands, fingers
Secondary muscles: Forearms
Equipment: No equipment
WRIST STRETCH INSTRUCTIONS
1. Stand up and extend your right arm forward at shoulder height.
2. With your elbow straight, grasp your right hand with the left one.
3. Bend the wrist backward until you feel the stretch in your forearm.
4. Hold and then bend the wrist downward.
5. Switch arms and repeat.
PROPER FORM AND BREATHING PATTERN
Keep your neck and spine lengthened and bend your wrists slowly until you feel the stretch along your forearms. Breathe slowly as you release all tension and don’t overstretch.
Wrist injuries are very common and interfere greatly with everyday life. Doing simple stretches after a workout or a long day at the office can improve the health and flexibility of you joints, tendons and muscles. This stretch loosens not only your wrists but also your hands, fingers and forearms.
INTENSITY AND DURATION
Hold the stretch for 10 to 15 seconds and then release. Always do the wrist stretch after an upper body workout that involves repetitive pushing and pulling movements.
To calculate the number of calories burned doing the wrist stretch, enter your weight and the duration of the exercise: