Wrist extensor strengthening of the wrist and forearm

This is an instructional video to correctly demonstrate Wrist extensor strengthening of the wrist and forearm. This is an exercise commonly used as part of tennis elbow rehabilitation.

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Tennis Elbow

The content in this video is provided for general information purposes only and is not meant to replace a physiotherapy or medical consultation.

Step by Step

  1. This exercise works your wrist extensors, which are vital for gripping and are commonly weak with injuries such as Tennis elbow
  2. Like any exercise this should be pain free or shouldn’t increase existing pain levels, during, after and the next day.
  3. Holding a light weight in your hand with your forearm resting on a table and your hand palm side down. Slowly lower the weight down towards the floor and then lift it back up towards the ceiling.
  4. The forearm shouldn’t move at all throughout the exercise
  5. For strengthening you should perform 6-10 reps to fatigue
  6. You should perform 3-5 sets with 3 minutes rests
  7. This session can be done 2-3 times per week
  8. For endurance you should perform 15-25 reps to fatigue
  9. You should perform 3-5 sets with no more than 30 second rests
  10. This session can be done 2-3 times per week

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