OldddffAASSTT the Spin Master Extraordinaire and American Lock Slayer
Joined: Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:16 pm
Does it feel like you punched a wall after yesterdays spin-session?! Well you don't
have to live this way any more. For just 3 easy payments of $29.99.... jk, lol
Many of you may already be onto this... but I don't recall hearing much talk of it here.
Exercising, stretching, and messaging of the hands, wrists, and forearms. The benefits?
The obvious reason is that I want to excel at picking locks and spinning dials. Isn't that what we're all after?!
I'll admit it, lol, I have high hopes of someday, somehow, going beyond normal to enter the freak-zone. lol
There's a few people around here that I consider phenomenal... what I see as almost unbelievable skills.
If I have even the slightest chance in hell of ever reaching such a feat, it only makes sense that I will
first have to develope complete and absolute control over my hands. On a micro-level even.
Strength & Stamina: Micro-motor skills go to shit as soon as fatigue sets in. I want to avoid this.
Longevity: Around here we're all in the business of very small & insanely repetitive movements.
So just as with a gamer or typist, there is a very real potential for RSI (repetitive stress injury).
My hope is that I'm able to maintain strong, flexible, and pain-free hands late into my years.
Couple years ago I did quite a bit of research on this, but was not all too pleased with what
I came up with... so I didn't stick with it. I recently started searching again and happened to
come across Dr. Levi Harrison, an Orthopedic Surgeon based out of Los Angeles, California.
He's known as "The Gamers & eSports Doctor". I really trusted what I seen on his channel
and got right to it.
I also watched several long videos detailing the dissection of the forearm & hand.
Yeah, kinda creepy at first, lol..... but it gave me a great deal of insight. Really, you
can't help but appreciate it! The hand is truly a marvelous piece of human machinery.
Many of the exercises I do now are of my own making, geared more specifically for
what I do. But Dr. Levi's routines remain a constant foundation for me. I've now been
at it for about 5 or 6 months and the results are there. I was spinning on a lock last wk
for literally 8 hours straight (well, minus a snack an a few smoke breaks). I put in the
same hours the following day. My arm, elbow, wrist, hand - were NO worse for wear.
In fact I wouldn't have even known I did it other than my legs & back were a wreck, lol.
If you're interested in any of this: Dissection vids & Dr. Levi's utube channel are easily found.
If you're not up for sifting through all his vids, visit my channel. I've created a playlist entitled
"Hand Health" where I've compiled the videos I found most useful. My only caution is to take
it slow at first. The hands are much different from any other part of the body. You can actually
create problems you didn't have to start with. Take it slow, build up to it.
Happy Spinnin' Happy pickin' and Happy New Year