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Me and my invention
« on: December 07, 2019, 07:31:54 pm »
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I just joined this forum a few days ago and am making this intro posting. I'm 6 feet tall even. I forgot to mention that in the video. I use to play playground basketball back in the 1980's and early 90's until health problems forced me to stop playing. I just bought a cheap basketball today and may get some exercise just shooting hoops and running after the ball at a nearby playground.

I invented something that may interest a lot of you. I couldn't find anything like it on the internet, so I made one myself. It's a "hand spread stretcher". Bought the Velcro strips at Walmart.

https://youtu.be/8JtQiu4PHqE

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Last time I played basketball. 1995. Got to relearn all skills over again. If you're aging, don't quit BB. It may help keep you feeling younger.

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Re: Me and my invention
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2019, 01:23:18 am »
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I just joined this forum a few days ago and am making this intro posting. I'm 6 feet tall even. I forgot to mention that in the video. I use to play playground basketball back in the 1980's and early 90's until health problems forced me to stop playing. I just bought a cheap basketball today and may get some exercise just shooting hoops and running after the ball at a nearby playground.

I invented something that may interest a lot of you. I couldn't find anything like it on the internet, so I made one myself. It's a "hand spread stretcher". Bought the Velcro strips at Walmart.

https://youtu.be/8JtQiu4PHqE

Russ

cool Russ, thanks for sharing!

i personally wouldn't use something like that for a few reasons:
1. just don't think it would be more effective than "manual" hand stretching - and i don't know if manual hand stretching would help much
2. i feel like palming exercises with an actual ball (or slightly smaller etc), would be more effective
3. i also feel like general hand strength exercises would be more effective (pinch grip training for example), to just improve overall finger strength/dexterity

that said, i'm sure people would try it though.

also, your hand looks enormous in that video, lmao. could just be the camera angle/distortion though. :ninja:

peace man & welcome!

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Re: Me and my invention
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2019, 01:56:19 am »
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I just joined this forum a few days ago and am making this intro posting. I'm 6 feet tall even. I forgot to mention that in the video. I use to play playground basketball back in the 1980's and early 90's until health problems forced me to stop playing. I just bought a cheap basketball today and may get some exercise just shooting hoops and running after the ball at a nearby playground.

I invented something that may interest a lot of you. I couldn't find anything like it on the internet, so I made one myself. It's a "hand spread stretcher". Bought the Velcro strips at Walmart.

https://youtu.be/8JtQiu4PHqE

Russ

cool Russ, thanks for sharing!

i personally wouldn't use something like that for a few reasons:
1. just don't think it would be more effective than "manual" hand stretching - and i don't know if manual hand stretching would help much
2. i feel like palming exercises with an actual ball (or slightly smaller etc), would be more effective
3. i also feel like general hand strength exercises would be more effective (pinch grip training for example), to just improve overall finger strength/dexterity

that said, i'm sure people would try it though.

also, your hand looks enormous in that video, lmao. could just be the camera angle/distortion though. :ninja:

peace man & welcome!
Thanks adarqui. I will measure my right hand spread sometime today and post a pic with a tape measure to show it's size and then try my stretcher for a few months and then measure again to see what happens. You are correct about just practice palming a basketball. I played ball right handed, and due to that, my right hand spread is wider than my left hand even though I haven't played ball since about 1993.
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« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2019, 11:19:28 pm »
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I just joined this forum a few days ago and am making this intro posting. I'm 6 feet tall even. I forgot to mention that in the video. I use to play playground basketball back in the 1980's and early 90's until health problems forced me to stop playing. I just bought a cheap basketball today and may get some exercise just shooting hoops and running after the ball at a nearby playground.

I invented something that may interest a lot of you. I couldn't find anything like it on the internet, so I made one myself. It's a "hand spread stretcher". Bought the Velcro strips at Walmart.

https://youtu.be/8JtQiu4PHqE

Russ

cool Russ, thanks for sharing!

i personally wouldn't use something like that for a few reasons:
1. just don't think it would be more effective than "manual" hand stretching - and i don't know if manual hand stretching would help much
2. i feel like palming exercises with an actual ball (or slightly smaller etc), would be more effective
3. i also feel like general hand strength exercises would be more effective (pinch grip training for example), to just improve overall finger strength/dexterity

that said, i'm sure people would try it though.

also, your hand looks enormous in that video, lmao. could just be the camera angle/distortion though. :ninja:

peace man & welcome!
Thanks adarqui. I will measure my right hand spread sometime today and post a pic with a tape measure to show it's size and then try my stretcher for a few months and then measure again to see what happens.

hah cool. curious to see how that turns out.

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You are correct about just practice palming a basketball. I played ball right handed, and due to that, my right hand spread is wider than my left hand even though I haven't played ball since about 1993.

ya i can imagine it would lead to some extra hand "size" (musculature, bone density, etc) on the dominant hand. i recall it's similar with leg length inequality also (due to the overuse of the dominant jumping leg w/ layups etc), but i could be wrong.. dno just did a quick search, probably alot more on it:

http://www.mtprehabjournal.com/journal/mtprehab/article/doi/10.17784/mtprehabJournal.2016.14.419

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