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Monday, November 30, 2009

 

Weight Training & Finger Extensor Muscles & Tennis Elbow

I get this question regularly from weightlifters and bodybuilders: does my weightlifting lead to tennis elbow? if so why? Don't I strengthen finger extensor muscles when I perform reverse wrist curls? A: Regarding your question: do wrist curls and reverse wrist curls strengthen the finger extensor muscles?, the answer is no. The reason is that the finger extensor muscles are never taken through their full range of motion with resistance. In other words, any time the hand is grasping a weight, the finger extensor muscles are only contracting statically in support. They develop in one static position and eventually become weak and easy to injure. Like any other muscle group, they must be exercised specifically through their full range of motion regularly in order to develop properly. Handmaster Plus allows convenient training of the finger and some extensor muscles anytime, anywhere. Yours is a very important question because most athletes that work with weights develop these shortened finger extensor muscles, and eventually develop weakness, extensor tendinitis, carpal tunnel syndrome and/or tennis elbow. Once you understand the mechanics properly, this imbalance is easy to prevent. For more information on tennis elbow, go to Tennis Elbow Exercises For purchase Handmaster Plus go to Handmaster Plus hand exerciser
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