Posts Tagged "repetitive stress"

Releasing the Forearm Extensors

Posted by on Nov 11, 2020 in Health and Wellness, Muscle Release

Releasing the Forearm Extensors

Our work life can have a dramatic effect on our bodies, and when we’re writing or typing a lot, among other things, our forearms end up with a lot of tension from constantly holding our hands back towards our body (in extension). Having a daily routine that includes exercises targeting our forearms helps to reduce the stress that our jobs put on us and prevent injuries like repetitive strain injuries (RSIs) that are common with forearm extensors.   So this week we’ve asked Jason to show us how. In this Quick Tip, Jason will walk us through how to direct some gentle pressure...

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Quick Tip: Want more complete forearm Deskinetics?

Posted by on Dec 14, 2017 in Exercises, Psoas Deskinetics, Stretches

Quick Tip: Want more complete forearm Deskinetics?

Are your forearms feeling sore and overworked from long days of typing at your desk? Or maybe you’re feeling a twinge after too much texting, building, pastry-making, or present-wrapping? If so, it’s time to show your forearms some attention. We love the AIS Forearm Flexor Stretch — which appeared in a past Deskinetics blog post — but this week we want you to try the AIS Forearm Extensor Stretch. A lot of our clients need bodywork to smooth out the superficial fascia around the forearm’s extensors. Whether you’re feeling discomfort precisely in this area...

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Quick Tip: Fascial Forearm Stretching

Posted by on Jun 1, 2013 in Stretches

Quick Tip: Fascial Forearm Stretching

Who needs this exercise? Desk workers, musicians, writers, artists, carpenters and people who work with their hands and arms a lot. For the best results: Place your fingertips on the wall with your palms facing upward. Make sure your arm is straight. This is a light stretch. You aren’t looking for the end range like when you are stretching the muscle. Hold the stretch for 2 minutes on each arm. Holding the stretch for this period of time will allow the fascia to change its form and stretch out. This change will last for a while. Don’t forget to breathe. Note: If you feel pain...

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