Save Your Elbows & Wrists (With This Exercise People Can’t Stand)

 

Okay, it’s not so much that people can’t stand the exercise you’ll learn in today’s video…

They’re just blown away by the intensity of the tension they find in this neglected body part when they try this exercise, so they avoid releasing it.

In other words, they have no idea there’s tension there until they discover it. But trust me, it’s there. And there’s a lot of it. You probably have it, too.

And here’s the thing, neglected tension doesn’t just affect the body part it’s located in;

it pulls on other parts, too, creating a tension domino effect that runs through your entire body.

And when it comes to your forearms, this domino effect impacts your hands, wrists, elbows, and even your neck.

For instance, do you:

  • Always have to stop typing to roll your wrists or neck around?
  • Find it impossible to put your hand flat on the ground for a push-up?
  • Suffer from golfer’s or tennis elbow?

 

My last video uncovered hidden tightness on the under-side of your forearm (which will also help relieve the struggles above!), and today, we’re moving around to the top of your arm to release more tension with a twisty move.

If you were shocked by what you discovered in your arm before, let me apologize in advance for what you might uncover today.

It might be intense, but this exercise will leave your elbows and wrists saying, “Ahhh, thank you.”

It will also leave you golfing better, writing longer, and getting your hands flatter on the ground for your push-up.

After you give the exercise a try, I’d love to know how it goes. Make sure to let me know in the comments below.

With elbows saying “ahh,”

Sydney

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Sydney

Sydney

Hi, I'm Sydney and I'm a Restorative Movement Specialist here at Pilates Tonic. My goal is to empower you with tools to connect and live in your body in new and better ways. I'm a passionate advocate for wellness through optimally aligned movement and I look forward to designing a customized alignment and movement program just for you! If you want to find out more, just give me a call at 423.702.5233, or email me at [email protected] See you in the studio!

10 Responses

  1. Sydney, even though it did hurt to do the wrist extension, it really released tightness in my B hands. I’m going to try this with one of my CP clients (with flexion contractures in his B UE’s – L>R). Maire OTR/L, LMT

  2. That is a great stretch but I can only do this on one hand as I have carpel tunnel irritation and stiffness on the other. Any suggestions Sidney please.

    1. Hi Jan, great question, and yes, for sure. Try bringing one arm out in front with the palm facing the floor. Let your wrist bend, so your fingers and hand point down. Then use your other hand to gently add pressure on the top of your hand. Check to make sure you haven’t lifted your shoulder, and then, if you’d like to add to it, try spinning the veins on the inside of your elbow toward the ceiling without moving your wrist or hand. This will create a similar experience and, over time, make the exercise in the video more possible. Hope this helps, and thanks for asking!

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