Mo­bil­ity

Hey, you — stop tex­ting! OK, now use these four moves to mo­bi­lize your wrists, im­prove lift­ing per­for­mance and undo the neg­a­tive ef­fects of tech­nol­ogy.

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Hey you — stop tex­ting! OK, now use these four moves to mo­bi­lize your wrists, im­prove lift­ing per­for­mance and undo the neg­a­tive ef­fects of tech­nol­ogy.

It is one of the most over­looked areas of the body for both strength and mo­bil­ity, yet it is part of al­most ev­ery move­ment we per­form in­side and out­side the gym: the wrist. We of­ten for­get about our wrists and fore­arms be­cause they don’t usu­ally present the same de­gree of lim­i­ta­tion (or com­plain­ing!) as larger joints such as the hips and shoul­ders. Cou­ple that with an in­crease in tiny, daily move­ments like tex­ting, typ­ing and scrolling, and your wrists can be­come tight and in­flex­i­ble, af­fect­ing lifts such as over­head presses, car­ries, pull-ups and front squats.

The good news is that mo­bi­liz­ing your wrists and fore­arms is sim­ple and quick, and it re­quires no equip­ment at all. Use these four moves as part of a dy­namic warm-up or as mo­bil­ity train­ing post­work­out and reap the im­me­di­ate re­wards.

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