How Do I Position the Abacus for Arm, Forearm, Wrist, and Hand Exercises?
The Gelliflex Abacus can be positioned in a variety of ways to ensure optimal benefits and efficient use for the targeted hand, wrist, forearm, elbow and upper arm regions, as well as for the relaxed comfort and ease of your whole body.
Place the Abacus horizontally (gray side down or up) on a table or your lap.
Place the Abacus on its long side (like holding a guitar) with balls vertical.
Vertical - Handle DownPlace the Abacus vertically, with handle down on your leg or a fat surface (table or floor), one or two balls on end.
Vertical - Handle Up
Place the Abacus vertically, with handle up, and one or two balls on end. Hold the handle, keeping your wrist neutral.
Angle the Abacus to lean gray side against desk or table, with the handle wedged on your leg or knee.
Reach your hand through the Abacus (from gray side) and grasp the grip (or a ball assembly inserted next to the grip) with palm down. For leverage, place your forearm against the handle or a ball assembly. One or two balls placed on end.
Nestle the handle in the crease of your elbow, or against your shoulder body, and hold the grip with your hand over the top of the device. One or two balls placed on end.
Watch these positions in action on our Videos page.