A list of forearm stretches you can do at home or at the gym.A list of forearm stretches you can do at home or at the gym.

 

You should make sure that you add flexibility exercises for your forearms. Your forearms are often overlooked for training and stretching by many individuals. To properly stretch your forearms you must stretch the forearm flexors and your forearm extensors. The largest muscle is the brachioradialis muscles. Since your flexors and extensors bend your wrist, flexibility will help you have more range of motion in your wrist. 

 

Reverse Forearm Stretch

Primary Muscle Group: Forearm

Muscle Groups Worked in This Exercise:  Forearm and Wrist

Preparation: Stand straight up with back and head straight.  Place right hand on the end of your finger tips of left hand on the knuckle area.

Breathing:  Breath in and out through the entire stretching movement.

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Forearm Stretch

Illustration of a good forearm stretch.Stretching the forearm can be done at any time, and can help release tension at the desk.  This simple stretch can be done either sitting or standing, and will also work on your biceps. With your back straight, extend one arm in front of you and slowly bend your wrist back. Hold this for about 10 seconds then release and switch sides.

Kneeling Forearm Stretch

Primary Muscle Group: Forearm

Muscle Groups Worked in This Exercise:  Forearm

Preparation: Get into a prone position on your hands and knees with your shins on the floor in a bent knee position as pictured. Palms of hands are placed down on the floor with your fingers pointed towards your body.

Breathing:  Breath in and out through the entire stretching movement.

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