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How to Foam Roll Your Wrist Flexors & Extensors

Learn how to foam roll your wrist flexors and extensors in this Howcast video featuring certified NYC trainer Amanda Edell.


So I'm going to demonstrate how to foam roll your wrist extensors and flexors. So your flexors get very tight from gripping. We grip a lot. We don't even realize it on a daily basis. So they're going to get really tight. So you can foam roll with a large foam roller, but it's much more convenient to use a tennis ball or even a golf ball, a lacrosse ball or, again, I'm going to demonstrate with the softball. So what you're going to do is you're going to, you can lie your wrist down on a table. I'm just going to demonstrate right now for you on my leg. What you're going to do is just apply pressure with your opposite hand and just roll as most as you can. You could also do this on the floor.

So I would apply pressure. This is going to penetrate the muscle on a much more deeper level. And again these muscles actually get pretty tight from gripping. You'd be surprised. So those are your flexors. Your extensors are on the opposite side, and these also get very tight due to prolonged periods of of typing, and most of us type a lot. So what you want to do is turn your hand upside down. You could, again, do it on the floor. You could also do this on a table and just roll the opposite side of your wrist just like so. The tennis ball and the lacrosse ball might work better, because it's smaller than the softball. But that's pretty much how you roll your wrist flexors and extensors.

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