Here is a simple series of movements you can do at home with a small hand weight or a regular old hammer. Fun!
Forearm and wrist strength is important in daily life, not just at the gym or in the yoga studio (yes, even yoga demands strong wrists). Building and maintaining strength in this part of the body is essential.
The cool thing about using a hammer for these movements is that the handle acts as a biofeedback device. If you see the handle zig-zagging all over, you know you have some work to do. Try to make it travel in a nice straight line.
For more info about forearm strength and why we need it, check out my podcast episode called The Importance of Forearm Strength and How to Build It
Background: these are the exercises I was given a few years ago when I fractured my wrist playing hockey. I was in a cast for 4 weeks while the bone healed and then in a bigger cast for another 6 weeks after surgery to repair my cartridge. By the time I was out of the casts I had one manly forearm and one that looked like it belonged to a 10-year-old boy. These exercises helped me get back to full strength.