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A group of muscles hardly ever addressed are your hands & forearms.
Strong hands help carry suitcases & boxes & also help you open those pesky jars the machines have screwed on too tight.
I started using a tennis ball & squeezed it during TV time, 5 minutes for each hand. The next day I was amazed how the muscles in my hands & forearms ached, so I skipped a couple of days & did the exercise for a 2nd time.
I was amazed how quick my hands and forearms grew stronger. In 6 weeks I increased the

time to 10 minutes. 4 weeks later I was doing 15 minutes & then I was doing 20 minutes.
I've switched to a handball (more difficult to squeeze) & I'm up to 15 minutes. 1 benefit is now I'm able to open any jar my DW hands me & my sons are amazed how hard it is to beat a 65 y/o man arm wrestling.
- Submitted by POPEYETHETURTLE 10/27/2010 in Exercise | 4 Comments
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PCW452002 10/27/2010 2:39:00 PM

    I am a massage therapist and of course have very strong hands, this is great advice but I would caution not to do this too many days in a row as you can injure yourself from overuse. emoticon
DJ4HEALTH 8/22/2011 9:14:00 PM

    Thanks now I know how to make my hands stronger, so that I can open jars and not have to keep giving them to my husband because I can't open them.
LILDARIUS 10/28/2010 11:11:00 AM

    Will this help tendoits???
CHARLOTTEPI 10/27/2010 7:34:00 PM

    Thank you for your timely suggestion. I have just had surgery from a dog bite on my thumb and have lost most of the muscle mass. I was wondering what I could do to strengthen this muscle area.

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