Finger Benders

Finger Benders

Don't let the name fool you, Finger Benders aren't just for fingers, they are indeed a whole hand stretch. While you may already be stretching with your palm and fingers pointed up, hip.fit's finger benders flip the script and require a downward orientation. Gentle resistance applied in this orientation will stretch opposing muscles in the hand, wrist and fingers and help to relieve forearm pain and wrist strain.

Instructions:

Sit or stand erect and extend your dominant arm in front of you, locked at the elbow with your palm facing out and fingers pointed down. Grip your fingertips with the opposite hand and ever-so-gently assist in pulling your dominant hand backward. Imagine you are pressing the heel of the hand forward but don't push too hard. Hold the stretch for 15 to 20 seconds then switch hands and repeat.

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