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