Flat Fist

What it does: focuses on the small muscles in the palm that bend the larger knuckles and straighten the small joints. These muscles help you to get a firmer grasp around your instrument for increased stability, and are used for fine motor manipulation of the fingers. Excellent for building strength in your palm to allow you to concentrate on fingering your guitar, wind or brass instrument.

How to execute: place the center of the palm bar on the thumb tip and line up a button to the base of each finger. Keep small finger joints straight while bending only the larger knuckles to press buttons.

If you experience pain or fatigue – stop immediately. As with any exercise, excessive or incorrect use can lead to pain or injury. Therefore progress slowly and increase reps and resistance very cautiously.