Day 33: Extended Arm and Hand Flexibility Series

This exercise is especially beneficial because it uses your arms, wrists, and hands. While it might seem complicated at first, it won't take you long to get into a nice steady rhythm. You can do each step five to ten times, or you can complete one set and start again from the beginning. 

Step 1: Extend both arms straight out from your shoulders in front of you with your hands relaxed. Slowly flex your hands upward as if making a "stop" motion. Hold for the count of five. Relax.
 
Step 2: Now, with your arms still out in front of you, make a tight fist with both hands. Slowly bend your wrists downward with fists closed. Hold for the count of five. Relax.
 
Step 3: Stretch your fingers and whole arm out for the count of five.
 
Step 4: With your fingers still flexed, turn your palms sideways facing each other and spread your arms out to your sides to stretch horizontally for a count of five.
 
Step 5: Bring your arms back in front of you with your palms facing up. Use one hand to gently bend back the fingers of your other hand. Hold for a count of five then switch.
 
Step 6: With your palms still facing upward, bring your fingers to the heel of your hand in a cupped position. Slowly slide your fingers up your hand to uncurl.
 
Step 7: With hands cupped again, turn your arms sideways facing each other again, and then rotate inward to a down-facing position and back up to sideways. 
 
Step 8: With arms still facing, fold your forearms inward toward your body to cross over your chest. Tuck your hands under your arms to hold them in place, and then slowly squeeze your shoulders back. Relax.
 
Step 9: Let your arms fall loose at your sides and give them a good shake.
 
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