How To Stretch Your Wrists For A Better Front Squat Experience

Lack of wrist flexibility is a common limiting factor in the Front Squat & the Clean. Theo Burggraaf made me pay attention to this by commenting the Power Clean post.
Thanks for giving me the idea Theo. This article will give you the information you need: how to stretch the wrists for a better Front Squat Experience (or Clean in your case).

1. Wrist Flexor Stretch

  • Keep elbows locked
  • Handpalm must stay in contact with the bench
  • Push your body away from the bench
  • Progress slowly, don’t force it

2. Wrist Extensor Stretch
  • Keep elbows locked
  • Face your palm down
  • Put fingers & thumb together, like pouring water
  • Grab your handpalm with the opposite hand
  • Apply a downward pressure on your knuckles, not fingers

Go for quality, not quantity. Be progressive, not aggressive. Perform 3 sets of 10 seconds of each exercise. You’ll quickly improve.
Next time we’ll talk about triceps flexibility. Another limiting factor in the Front Squat/Power Clean.