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Wrist and finger flexes
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In this article we are going to show you how to make Wrist and finger flexes:
Learn Wrist and finger flexes in 5 seconds: Video
Standing on the floor, extend arms and hands to the horizontal in front of body. Move hands up (palms facing front) and flex fingers.
Step by step
1-Standing on the floor.
2-Take stretched arms to the front and extend hands so that palms face floor.
3-Take hands up (palms facing front), and immediately flex fingers, except thunb.
4-Undo movement slowly.
5-Return to starting position.
Make the secuence in a flowing and continuous manner.
Make quick movements, wrists are very delicate joints.
There are persons that cannot take palms of hands completely pointed out forwards.
Standing on the floor, take extended arms to the front with palms of hands facing the floor. Then start this wrist and hand stretch taking hands up (palms of hands facing front) and immediately flex fingers, except the thumb. Undo movement slowly and return to starting position.
Basic Muscles Explanation
The forearms flexors are located in the interior of the frontal face of the forearm. They are formed by a series of small muscles like the flexor carpi radialis that is in the center of the forearm, and the flexor carpi ulnaris that is located at the side of the little finger (pinky). These muscles receive assistance from the longus palmaris, a fine muscle that is located between the flexor carpi radialis and the flexor carpi ulnaris.
Muscles & Joint Actions
In forearm stretches, fingers turn back to try to make palm of hand perpendicullar to forearm.
Wrist stretches and mobility are crucial in sports that require strenght throws with the wrist, like baseball, rubgy, soccer, javaline trhows and spikes in volleyball. Actions that require hitting like in tennis, handball, javaline throws, and spikes in volleyball, jump shots in basketball, also use the wrist flex. This flexion plays an important role in muscles used when lifting dumbbells, bars or machines. The muscles involved keep hand aligned with forearm and flexes the wrist when necessary.
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