Active Supinator Elbow Stretch

This supinator stretch works to increase the amount of pronation (turning the palm down) by stretching tight supinator muscles which restrict this movement.

Teaching Points:

  • To increase pronation, where the palm of the hand faces downwards, the athlete uses the other hand to assist in increasing this motion.
  • With an overhand grip on the wrist, the athlete uses the fingers to pull upwards on the outer wrist, as the base of the hand pushes downwards on the inner wrist.
  • This position can be held for up to a minute, provided it is not painful.

Muscles Stretched: