Using adjustable tension bands attached to each individual fingertip The Xtensor specifically targets the muscle and tendons in the extensor region originating deep in the elbows and forearms down to the fingers. The extensors are responsible for pulling the fingers open.
This is the only area of the body off limits to exercise due to the lack of adequate equipment making pain and weakness a lasting issue in the wrists and elbows causing them to get weaker over time while the gripping muscles continue to get tighter, thicker and stronger.
Strength conditioning, greater flexibility and increased blood flow are the three fundamental things required to optimize muscle performance whether in sports, jobs and hobbies or in a rehabilitative setting. Over time muscle imbalances inhibit performance and increase the risk of injury.
To minimize this effect we employ various muscle contracting exercises to stay strong while working to increase flexibility in muscles and tendons throughout the body creating a healthy balance between muscle groups allowing them to work with one another to perform movements.
Muscle contractions breakdown muscle fibers and rest helps them recover stronger. Muscle contractions also force blood into the exercised areas supplying powerful essential compounds like vitamins, minerals and amino acids necessary for the healing process.
Connective tissue is separated into three sections. Muscles gets lots of blood whereas tendons which connect muscles to bones and ligaments which connect bones to bones get minimal blood supply making the healing process longer and harder.
Exercise dramatically increases blood flow enabling the tissue involved to get the nutrients needed to accelerate and optimize the healing process whether for recovery from a hard workout or rehabilitating an injury.