Wrist extension (Isometric hold)

Wrist extension (Isometric hold)

What you should feel?? When performed correctly, you will feel the muscles in your wrist and forearm working. These muscles tend to burn a lot when fatigued which is a good sign they are working.


  • Place your arm on the edge of a table with your wrist hanging over the edge
  • Extend your wrist up whilst keeping your forearm in the same position
  • Prevent your hand from twisting and hold this position for an agreed amount of time and tension
  • You will start to feel the muscles of the forearm burn if you are doing it correctly
  • Continue for the agreed amount of time and sets

Main muscles targeted:

  • Wrist extensors

Main benefits:

This exercise is a rehabilitation exercise specifically for the muscles of the wrist and forearm.