on February 15, 2014
Best hand exerciser. Its a great price and works great. Other similar products are bulky, don't work well or hurt my fingers. I work with my hands all day and keep one of these in my pocket to stretch and work my hand into extension. This is a must have for anyone who plans on maintaining their hands for their work.
on February 10, 2014
I like these little things. Can throw them in the drawer at work to use when hands get out of whack and I also have a set for home use for regular exercising the hands, and a spare set just in case. So I got the triple pack to be prepared. So easy to use. My cuticles are sensitive and was worried about that, but if you pay attention to how you put them on, you should have no probs. This pertains to small hands with long fingers. This is the most economical 'reverse exerciser' I have seen for the hand. I have typed all my life and doing this particular stretch-like movement is the one I usually use to get my hand out of the 'repetitive slump' they can get into when doing a lot of typing. I can type over a 100, so exercising my hands are important in keeping carpal tunnel at bay. As always, remember that ergonomics is king when you have hand probs typing...always keep your wrists as level as possible across the length of the arm. Keeping that keyboard flat helps lots in this effort.
So if you experience elbow pain on lateral side of your elbow or just want to strengthen your extensors, this tool is a great way to do it. Give it a try, you'll see!
I love the relief it gives me... i don't know any other way to engage the antagonist muscles to help relieve the tension caused by all the gripping/flexing we all do daily.
after testing them, i've made it a part of my routine to maintain by "tool" (hands for work) as well as offering/suggesting them to my clients... every client has given great feedback!
While I'm not a fitness expert, nor am I a doctor of any sort, I do consider it beneficial to train opposing muscle groups and not just one side. For example, would you just go in and do a bunch of bicep curls while neglecting the triceps? I don't think so. Basically, I think it's good to have balance when building muscles and these, along with some good hand grips, can help develop both.