HOW: Get set-up sitting upright with a surface next to you to support your elbow and forearm. With your elbow flexed to 90˚, position your forearm and wrist in a neutral position with your thumb facing up, and have your hand unsupported at the edge of the surface. While maintaining your wrist position, hold a dumbbell or use your other hand to apply an external resistance.
FEEL: You should feel the muscles on top of your forearm working as well as other muscles in your forearm and hand to help with gripping the dumbbell if you’re using one. You may feel tension on the outside of your elbow as well.
COMPENSATION: Do not lose elbow or wrist position, do not lift your arm off the surface. Try to keep your elbow and wrist parallel with the supporting surface.