Retractable-Based Extension Exerciser
Caution: This product contains Natural Rubber Latex which may cause allergic reactions.
The following exercises are not tailored to any specific sport or activity, but instead are designed to maintain and improve joint range of motion, dexterity, coordination, flexibility, strength, endurance, circulation and general health of your fingers, hand, wrist and/or forearm. X-Tend comes equipped hook and loop strips that can be used for extra-thick or swollen fingers as well as to use as a thumb adapter. For best results, exercise thumb independently from fingers, not while exercising other fingers at the same time.
Depending on the exercise and/or the resistance level, you may need to hold X-Tend with your non-exercising hand for additional stability.
Place hand thru the wide elastic band toward the backside of X-Tend so that the top of X-Tend lines up across the crease at the base of your fingers. Place each finger into a finger cup so the finger is snug, but comfortable.
Note: If fingers are too small, turn finger cup around so that the finger enters the narrow portion of the finger cup for better grip. If the small finger still slips, follow instructions for using one of the hook/loop strips to secure finger as noted.
To use for thumb exercises, turn X-Tend upside down and place hand thru the wide elastic band toward the backside of X-Tend unit so that the bottom of the X-Tend product lines up with the crease at the base of your fingers. The thumb should be on the side of unit and resting comfortably in the webbing between the base of the thumb and the index (first) finger.
X-Tend comes equipped with hook and loop strips to use as a thumb adapter for those that cannot fit their thumb or fingers in the finger cups. If the thumb or finger is too thick or wide to fit in the finger cups, insert one end of hook/loop strip through the wider opening of the finger cup, and then, through smaller opening and fasten. Place thumb or finger inside and adjust length, using hook and loop material until the adapter is snug, but comfortable.