Upper Body Stretches
The next video in the upper body stretches is the forearm stretch.
The forearm is located in the lower region of the arm between the elbow
joint and wrist.
There are many muscles in the forearm. These are broken down into two
compartments; anterior and posterior.
The anterior, also known as the flexor compartment, are split into
three muscle categories.
These are the superficial, intermediate and deep muscles.
The primary purpose of these are to allow flexion (or bending) at the
wrists and fingers.
The posterior compartment muscles are commonly known as the extensor
This group is divided into two categories; deep and superficial.
The primary function of this group is to extend (or straighten) the
wrist and fingers.
Stretch #3 - Forearm Stretch
There are two stretches on this exercise video so you are stretching
both the extensors and flexors of this muscle group.
The step by steps below are for both these stretches.
Stretching the Flexors
- Sit up straight in a chair.
- Place your right hand out in front of you with the palm
facing toward the ceiling and elbow bent.
- Grab your fingers with your left hand.
- Slowly straighten out the right arm while holding the
fingers pulling on the hand until the palms are facing out and away
- Hold this stretch for 20 - 30 seconds.
- Repeat for the other arm.
Stretching the Extensors
- Place your right arm down and on the side of you.
- Point your fingers towards the back of you and point the
upwards creating a cup with your palm (as if you were holding a small
- Hold this stretch for 20 - 30 seconds and repeat with the
Watch the video below to ensure you are doing the this move
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