Increase Flexibility with Wrist Exercises

Wrist exercises increase flexibility in the tendons and muscle group located on the front and back of your forearm. These muscles are used when you bend and straighten your hand and arm at the wrist. They are used for such common actions as grasping, holding, turning, and typing. Stretching these muscles will give you increased flexibility and reduced stiffness in your wrists. These exercises are also good for reducing the inflammation and numbness associated with carpal tunnel syndrome.

One exercise for the wrist is called, simply, the Wrist Stretch. To do this exercise, while standing, put the palms of both hands together, fingers pointing upward, and elbows extended to the sides, as if you were praying. Gently push your hands down or your elbows up, until you feel the tension in your wrists. Hold it for the specified amount of time, then relax for a few seconds. This is one rep. You can also turn your hands around, backs of your hands together, with fingers pointing down, and stretch the other tendons and muscles in your wrists and forearms.

Keep These Things in Mind

Don't hold your breath as you perform the stretches. Employ smooth, even motions throughout the exercise; don't jerk or bounce to stretch the muscles. Concentrate upon and try to feel the specific muscles being stretched. Try to relax surrounding muscles as you stretch the wrists. Remember— anti aging that works requires you to work at anti aging.

Watch this video for further explanation and demonstration of the Wrist Stretch—


After completing the wrist exercises, move on to the calf exercises.