Hand Fitness Trainer
Do you spend a whole lot of time in front of the computer, typing away? Us writers at Coolest Gadgets sure do, hacking away at our keyboards while big boss Al cracks his whip. Hopefully he’ll get us the Hand Fitness Trainer as an interim bonus as this weird-looking gizmo supposedly slows “the progression of osteoarthritis and mitigate the effects of repetitive-motion injuries in the hands.”
The device slips on like a glove and has elastic bands that strap to each fingertip, providing resistance as you open your hand. By flexing your hand in the opposite direction of its typical motion, the trainer strengthens the extensor muscles in your hands, wrists, and elbows, helping to reduce the painful symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, and tendonitis. Ideal for people whose careers or hobbies require manual dexterity, the device strengthens underused muscles and increases flexibility of overworked muscles in the palm, resulting in improved muscle balance and joint stability. The resistance can be adjusted individually for each finger and a normal exercise routine consists of 1-3 sets of 10-20 repetitions, every other day. One size fits most.
The Hand Fitness Trainer retails for $39.95 a pop – has anyone out there tried it yet, and what are the results?