“Artisan Stretch/Exercise” (Travell and Simon)

This is both a stretch and strengthening exercise. Repeat the entire movement 3 times

Step 1.

  • Place arms straight at your side or slightly in front of you with palms down and fingers open as wide as possible.
  • Rotate palms up as far as possible
  • Open palms (extending wrist) as far as possible.
  • Hold for 6 seconds.

Step 2.

  • Slowly curl fingers into fist starting with the thumb side first; thumb will be on the outside of the fist.
  • Bring knuckles towards your forearm.
  • Rotate fist and forearm down and away. Knuckles should be facing away from the center.
  • Hold 6 seconds and repeat entire movement 3 times.