Stretching of the wrist extensors

The extensor muscles of the forearm occupy the posterior lodge (extensor-supinator lodge) of the forearm and are separated from the flexor muscles of the forearm by the radius and ulna

Technical sheet on stretching the wrist extensors: 

This exercise can be done quite easily everywhere, because it is quite simple to do. All you have to do is to raise your arm (hands in neutral position) more or less at shoulder height. In this position you will make an internal rotation of the forearm (pronation), with the other hand (placed on the fingers) fold the fingers towards you (from the bottom). In this way, you stretch the extensor muscles of the wrist. Be careful not to force it, always listen to your feelings.

To do a good stretch, you will have to respect these rules:

  • Remember to breathe continuously (Deep breathing cycle of inhalation and exhalation)
  • Never block your breathing when stretching.
  • Do your stretching for at least 30 seconds
  • Stretching will always be done gradually. So that your muscles can get used to this type of work.

Stretched muscles:

Main muscle : List of stretched muscles

Roles of wrist extensors:

As the name suggests, these muscles are extensors of the wrist, but for some they are also adductor, abductor, internal or external rotator.