June 26, 2017
Hi Shama and Everybody
Does anyone know good series of hands exercising and strecheds for hands. I know we using using our body weight to prevent to using muscles or burn out joints specially in hands but having some good exercices for hands would be very nice.
Anyone who can share ??
April 5, 2018
I learned from the following system (spoken in German but just follow the moves, you will understand the concept... note that the person showing the exercise is more flexible than the average person). They only show a small part of the exercise-system as they want people to get to physical therapy and come into trained therapists.
Let's say you put your hand backward on a ground, table, massage table or chair and slowly lean back to sink gently into a stretch... then after 30 seconds of stretching, apply pressure into the ground, table, chair (30 seconds is ideal), massage table... then lean back to stretch some some more.... but now something interesting happens. With the next step one tries to pretend to lift the fingers off the surface (hand is turned backwards like in the video), which is not possible but it nevertheless will stimulate the the opposing side to let go of adhesions... then stretch some more....
After shake your arms and hands gently out.
You can also stretch your flexors by putting the top of the hand on the floor, chair, massage table, etc with the fingers pointing towards you. Gently gently move back and stretch (this can be intense), then after 30 seconds press your knuckles into the ground, after 30 seconds stretch some more. At then end, pretend to lift the knuckles off the ground, which is not possible, and then lan some more back...
A soft surface helps, and this should take about 21/2 minutes. Do not overstretch.
This exercise helped me a lot to keep my hands and forearms intact and I apply it also to my yoga when I get a chance. Tense, relax, stretch method using isometric methods do help a lot. At the end I straighten my forearms out in front if me and play windshield wiper with my hands, one time hands up and one time hands down.
I am curious how Shamas' video will turn out. There are so many variations on the stretching theme. Stretching is an art in itself.
Good luck then.