It is important for just about everyone that we keep our wrists strong and stable. We use it for so very many things. If you have a job at a computer or other machine requiring much hand use, you know just how important the wrist is! Keep it strong by performing this humble exercise a few times a week.
Keep your hands and wrists strong, nimble, and free from pains and strains. Doing so is important for many every day tasks.
Repetitive use of the wrist places too much stress on them and can lead to a number of different injuries, like tendonitis, bursitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, etc. They all have similar symptoms, but they are all aggravated by wrist overuse.
How to perform The Wrist Curl Exercise:
- Grab a bar with an underhand grip and kneel next to a bench with your forearms lying across the pad and your hands hanging off the side.
- Curl your hands toward your forearms as far as you can.
- Pause, and then slowly lower the bar to the starting position.
Reverse Wrist Curl
- Same as the regular wrist curl, but use an overhand grip.
Our wrists are often neglected and taken for granted. They do so many things for us! Good wrist strength will help you perform many daily activities, including playing sports - such as a golf swing - or playing instruments, cooking, and cleaning. Strong wrists can also help you avoid injuries.
Note: This exercise is good for anyone, of any age, at any time.
1. Place hands together, in praying position.
2. Slowly raise elbows so arms are parallel to floor, keeping hands flat against each other.
3. Hold position for 10 to 30 seconds.
4. Repeat 3 to 5 times.
Here are just a few of the benefits you can expect from a regular stretching program:
- Reduced muscle tension
- Increased range of movement in the joints
- Enhanced muscular coordination
- Increased circulation of the blood to various parts of the body
- Increased energy levels (resulting from increased circulation)
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