Wrist Extensor Stretch
Arm, Wrist, and Hand Stretches:
Kneel on the floor. Flex both wrists and place the back of each hand on the floor, shoulder-width apart. Point the fingers toward the knees. While keeping the elbows straight, lean backward (buttocks to the heels), keeping the backs of the hands on the floor.
Affected Body Part:Most-stretched muscles
: Brachioradialis, extensor carpi radialis brevis, extensor carpi radialis longus, extensor carpi ulnaris. Lesser-stretched muscles:
Supinator, brachialis, biceps brachii, extensor digitorum communis.
The closer the hands are to the knees, the easier it is to keep the backs of the hands touching the floor. The farther the hands are in front of the knees, however, the greater the applied stretch.