Musician Stretching Exercises

Hi everyone. Well, the July 4th festivities are over and it’s time to start practicing for upcoming gigs. It’s also time to remember the importance of taking care of our livelihood – our hands. Here are some stretching exercises that I find helpful. See if they help you…

Prayer stretch.
Simply place your hands together as if you’re praying.
Gently press your right hand toward the left, stretching out your left tendons. Hold for five seconds. Gently return to original position.

Repeat this exercise by pressing your left hand toward the right, stretching out your right-hand/arm tendons.

Finger stretches.
Gently stretch each finger individually until you feel a noticeable stretch. Do this by taking the opposite hand fingers to pull back on the finger tip(s). Hold for five seconds.

Also try doing all fingers at once. Put the fingers of your one hand over the tips of your opposite hand. Gently apply pressure, pulling your opposite-hand fingers towards you. Do this until you feel a stretch in your wrist area.

Prevent carpal tunnel syndrome by keeping your fingers, wrists, palms, and lower arms fluid. It only takes a few minutes and will do wonders.

Contracting/Expanding
This involves simply tightening your hands into a fist.
Then, open your hands and stretch your fingers as far as possible.
Do this five times.

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