This exercise strengthens the muscles of the wrist and forearm. The wrist can fracture easily with falls so it’s important to keep these muscles and bones strong to protect it.
Begin by sitting in a chair with a resistance band and a pillow on your lap. Place one end of the resistance band under your foot and hold one end in your hand.
Position your forearm so it is resting on the pillow in front of you with the palm that is holding the band facing down towards the floor. Your elbow should be at approximately a 90-degree angle.
Make sure there is a small amount of tension in the band at rest. If it’s too slack, the exercise won’t be effective.
Move your hand towards the floor, allowing your wrist to fully flex downward while holding the band. Then, slowly lift the band by curling your wrist up towards the ceiling without moving your forearm. The top of your hand should lift up towards the ceiling. Once you’ve extended the wrist as far as you can, slowly lower the wrist back down to the starting position. Repeat.