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THENAR GLOVES

Thenar Gloves

✊🏽Revolutionary Elite Hand and Wrist Strength and Mobility
✊🏽Value Across Athletes, Trainers, Physical Therapists, and Hand-Dependent Fields
✊🏽Fight Against Diseases Caused by Repetitive Hand Strain/Stress and Aging
✊🏽Help With Post-Surgery Hand Rehabilitation
✊🏽Only Hand Strengthening Device To Have Fully Functional Fingers, Hand Dexterity and Range of Motion.

Multidirectional Strength Training

1) Specialized Material – Resistance In Every Direction to Fully Strengthen Hand
2) Customized Measurements – Professionally Sized & Fitted for Increased Functionality
3) Pull Tab – Easily Pull Hand Inside
4) Wrist Strap – Support, Comfort, & Security
5) Increased Blood Flow – Vasodilation

Power Levels

1 BLUE | Lower Resistance – functional hand strengthening, arthritis conditions, post medical recovery, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, rehabilitation

2 RED | Increased Resistance – sports competitors, professional and non-professional, (restoration of strength post rehabilitation for the professional athlete)

3 BLACK | Increased Resistance from RED – SPECIFIC athletes that surpassed level 2

Thenar Glove is a patented and revolutionary superior hand strengthening device created to give you elite hand and wrist strength and mobility for you to continue doing the things you love most. Created with the athlete in mind for best quality and functionality, Thenar Gloves bring value across professional athletes, trainers, physical therapists, doctors, musicians, and numerous fields that count on our hands to get the job done. They will also help fight against diseases caused by repetitive hand strain/stress and aging, and help with post-surgery hand rehabilitation. Currently Thenar Glove is the only hand strengthening device to have fully functional fingers, hand dexterity and range of motion.

Are Thenar Gloves For You?

Do you depend on your hands at home, work, training, and/or during your favorite activities and hobbies?

* Professional Hand-Dependent Job or Hobby *

* Repetitive Use Hand Strain and Pain *

* Post-Surgery Hand Rehabilitation *

* Age Related Disease *

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How Does It Work?

Thenar Glove uses a formulated method and system consisting of exact measurements, premium leather, neoprene quality, compression ratio and specialized polymer for precision resistance. These components create the ultimate in force/power and strengthening of the fingers, hand, wrist and forearm.

Functional full range of movement with individual fingers having its own resistance create the best method and system for exercise power / force and strength.

Glove Level Selection

Blue Level-General Strengthening
(fingers,hand, wrist, forearm)

Standard female athletic strengthening. Female and Male pre-and post rehabilitation, injury prevention, arthritis strengthening, carpal tunnel syndrome strengthening, finger, hand, wrist strength restoration.

Four Movements: Power, Serpentine, Claw, Grip

Red level- Standard Male athletic strengthening Superior Female athletic strengthening, Male athletic rehabilitation.

Seven Movements: Power, Serpentine, Claw, Grip Reverse Serpentine,  Grip to Thumb Rotation Thumb Trigger

+ Sport specific strengthening movements

Black Level- Superior Athletics . Periodization strengthening developed using lower level RED’s seven movements.

Five Movements: Power, Serpentine, Grip, Grip to Thumb, Trigger

(Example) Periodization training:
Monday - Blue Level, Four Movements

Tuesday and Wednesday - Red Level, Seven Movements + Sport Specific Movements

Thursday - Blue Level, Four Movements

Friday - Black Level, Seven Movements

Saturday - Rest Day

Sunday - Competition

Sizing & Measurement

(Thenar Measurement System)

A. WOMEN SIZING:
height/weight to glove sizing is not the same for women as it is for men

 

Height Weight Glove
5'0'' -5'4'' normal/ overweight x-small
5'5'' normal/over weight small
5'6''-6'0'' sm/med

Sizing Notes:

  • Women who are tall(5'10-6'0'') may have longer fingers, however the ring circumference may be for the small sizing not the medium.
  • Custom sizing is recommended
  • Using a tape measure or ruler, measure from the tip of the middle finger to the first line below your palm:
    7.0" = x-small, 7.5"= small, and 8.0" = medium.

Ring sizing: (Helps in glove fitting)
5-5.5 = x-small, 5.5-6.5 = small, and 7.0+ = medium

B. MEN SIZING:
Greater corresponding similarity to height/ weight lbs sizing for men.

 

Height Weight Glove
5'7''-5'10'' 150-175 Medium
5'7''-5'10'' 200 Medium
5'11'' 180-200 Medium-Large
6'-6'3'' 190-210 Large
6'3"-6'5'' 220-250 Large
6'6''/plus X-Large

Custom Sizing: Medium Plus, Large Plus

Sizing Notes:

  • Using a tape measure or ruler, measure from tip of the middle finger to the first line below your palm 7.5" small, 8.0" medium, 8.5 "-large glove, 9.0"- x-large glove

Ring sizing: (Helps in glove fitting)
9.5-10 = medium, 10.5-11 = Medium, 10.5-11.5 = Large, 12-12.5 = Large, and 13+ = X-Large

Warm Up & Injury Prevention

Warm Up
(1) Prior to starting finger, hand, wrist strengthening, warm up exercises are recommended.
Example: Repetitions are 8 for your work out, half of the number (4) will be your warm up.

(2) Slower count for warm up: Power- 1 thousand, squeeze, pause, open hand and repeat .
Example: Serpentine -1 thousand, bend, pause, open hand and repeat. Claw and Grip counting are the same. 1 thousand, bend, pause, open - Grip 1 thousand, bend, pause open.

(3) Stretch between the warm up sets as well as between each set of your work out.
Example: - Repetition is 8 for your work out, warm up is 1X4 using slower movements.

Injury Prevention

  1. Strength conditioning of the fingers, hands, wrists and forearms will help to prevent injuries to the muscles and tendons.
  2. Non-conditioning of the fingers, hands, wrists and forearms will increase the risk of injury when stress is applied.
  3. Resistance exercises for the fingers and thumb allows for the hands, wrists and forearms to have and maintain superior strength.
  4. Stretching prepares the fingers, hands, wrists, and forearms for daily activity.
  5. Stretching helps to prevent injuries to the tendons and muscles of the hand due to repetitive movements.
  6. Increased flexibility lowers the risk of injury.
  7. Greater range of motion allows for better hand mobility.
Putting On Thenar Glove
  1. Open the glove (velcro wrist strap)
  2. Insert the hand
  3. Align fingers with corresponding holes
  4. Using thumb and index finger of opposite hand, insert thumb touching padding on the palm side of the glove
    * Caution! do not pull from the wrist strap
  5. Pull the glove on (Custom Snug Fit)
  6. Continue the snug fit by turning the glove over and pull using the pull tab on the back of the glove
  7. Push down between the fingers
  8. Close velcro strap
Hand Movements

*Movements should be practiced prior to wearing the glove.*

Power Method: Palm is open wide, fingers and thumb are spread apart. Close the hand to make a fist, squeezing the fingers and thumb.
Note: The thumb must cross and touch the knuckles of the fingers (index, middle, ring)

Serpentine: Palm is open wide, fingers and thumb are spread apart. Bend each finger to a curl starting with the pinky, ring, middle, index and thumb to make a fist and squeeze.
Note: Thumb will cross and touch the knuckles of the first three fingers.

Claw: Palm open wide, fingers and thumbs are spread apart, slightly bending the fingers and thumb at the first knuckle.

Grip: Palm open wide, fingers and thumb are spread apart, bending fingers and thumb (Palm stays open) finger tips should be touching top of the palm.
Note: All movements are repeated for completion of each set.

Setting Pace of Hand Movements

Power: Palm open preparing to close the hand, making a fist and squeeze - counting - close 1 thousand, open 1 thousand, repeating for designated repetitions.

Serpentine: Palm open preparing to curl the fingers starting with the pinky followed with ring finger, middle, index and thumb making a fist and squeeze counting - curl 1 thousand open, 1 thousand.

Claw: Palm open preparing to bend the fingers and thumb slightly at the knuckle counting - bend 1 thousand, open 1 thousand.

Grip: Palm open preparing to bend each finger and thumb with the tip of the fingers touching the top of the palm. Counting close 1 thousand, open 1 thousand.

Training System

Methods / Movements:
*alternate hands, complete one set then use the other hand

Movements - Power, Serpentine, Claw and Grip is one set.

  1. Movements follow each other to complete one set.
  2. Repetitions recommended: 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 15
  3. Start with lower repetitions.
  4. Recommendation: Three sets to start.

Example start:

  1. 6 repetitions Power continue to
  2. 6 repetitions Serpentine continue to
  3. 6 repetitions Claw continue to
  4. 6 repetitions Grip

Equal 1 set of 6 repetitions - 1 x 6

Repetition:
Maintain a consistent, steady pace while exercising. Example: Close hand 1 thousand, open 1 thousand, close, open repeat.

How to Stretch

Warming up properly is key to preventing injury and creating limberness and flexibility. The hand is no exception. Below are examples of stretches to do between the warm up sets as well as between each set of your workout. Click on any image to see the sequence more in detail.

Flexor Stretch
Place finger/hand in opposite palm, pull fingers and thumb upward keeping the arm straight (elbow locked) heel of hand pointing toward the feet. Holding for 2x15 seconds.

Extensor Stretch
Place hand (palm side) on the back of opposite hand, slightly bend the wrist (light pressure). Arm is straight (elbow locked)with bent fingers pointing toward front of the thigh, slightly touching with the finger tips. Holding for 2x15 seconds.

Reverse Extensor Stretch
Standing - Arm is straight at the side. Rotate palm facing away from your body(back of hand touching your body), using opposite hand interlace fingers, slightly pull fingers toward you. Holding for 2x15 seconds.

Palmer-Flexor Stretch
Standing - Place palm on a flat surface (arm straight at your side). Rotate hand and fingers (fingers are now pointing backwards), keeping the elbow locked. Press down making the hand (palm) flat with the surface. Holding for 2x15 seconds.

Finger Stretch
Opposite hand using the thumb and index finger, place the thumb on the knuckle at the base of each finger and the index on the palm side of the first digit of the finger. Slightly pull the finger toward your torso holding for 10 seconds. Repeat the sequence on each finger.

Hand Strengthening Workout Example

Level 1-Blue.

*Rehabilitation
Goal 10 to 12 repetitions/ four sets, four movements: Power, Serpentine ,Claw ,Grip .
Week 1: Monday - 3×6, Wednesday - 3×6, Friday 3×6, Sunday - 4×6.
Week 2: Tuesday - 4×6, Thursday - 4×6, Saturday 2×8-2×6.
Week 3: Monday - 2×8-2x6, Wednesday - 4×8, Friday- 4×10, Sunday - 4×10.

General strengthening:
Goal 15 repetitions.
Week 1: Monday - 3×6, Wednesday - 3×6, Friday 4×6, Sunday- 4×6.
Week 2: Tuesday - 4×8, Thursday - 4×8, Saturday 4×10.
Week 3: Monday 4Ă—10, Wednesday - 4Ă—12, Friday 4Ă—12, Sunday - 4Ă—15.

Level 2 -Red .

*Standard male athletic strengthening . *Superior female athletic strengthening . *Male athletic rehabilitation.
Goal 15 repetitions / three sets -seven movements: Power, Serpentine, Claw, Grip, Reverse serpentine, Grip - thumb rotation, Thumb - trigger.
** Male athletic rehabilitation will use the same movements in level one.
Week 1: Monday 2×8, Wednesday 2×8, Friday 2×8, Sunday 3×8.
Week 2: Tuesday 3×8, Thursday 3×10, Saturday 3×10.
Week 3: Monday 3×12, Wednesday 3×12, Friday 3×15.

Level 3- Black

*Superior athletics and hand strength.

Five movements: Power  Serpentine, Claw, Grip, Grip -thumb rotation, Thumb -trigger.

Development of exact functional movement, “Serpentine and Grip - thumb rotation“ is essential in hand strength at level 3

** Sets and repetitions are determined by the athlete.

** Periodization is recommended adding levels one and two . * Note : glove level selections

Do's and Dont's

Do's
1) Exercise every other day or three times a week

Example:
Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun, Tues, etc.
Mon, Wed, Fri - Mon, Wed, Fri.

2) Build slowly

3) Stop if there is pain during exercising.

4) Expect muscle fatigue during and after exercising

5) Stretch before, during and after using Thenar

6) Check with your medical personnel if necessary

Dont's
1) Don't use with Thenar any other product or activity

2) Don't wash Thenar or have contact with heated or material destroying products

3) Don't pull Thenar on the hand using the wrist strap

NOTE:
Thenar gloves should be used only for intended purposes
Thenar gloves can be used daily with therapeutic recommendation and guidance

Thenar Glove Users

US Marine Corps Specialized Division • 10th Degree Contact Martial Artist • Fairfax County VA, police academy • Professional Teaching Tennis Pro’s • Professional Golfer LPGA Tour • NBA National Basketball Association • Fitness Professional Trainers • Professional Strength Coach • Specialized Auto Mechanic • Olympic Training Athletes • Professional Baseball • Mixed Martial Artist • Professional Boxers • Physical Therapists • NFL Team • Medical Doctors • Weight Lifters • Musicians

Doctor: Lawrence Lubbers, Hand Surgeon | Patient: Paul Hamm, Olympic Gold Medalist Gymnastics

Conventional methods will get the patients so far. Thenar's alternative way of exercise, more functional has helped to expedite, improve faster and speed up the rehabilitation time".

Kenny Leecock

Physical Therapist

Ever since you stopped by Quantico, as predicted my grip strength is getting stronger. Not only am I amazed at the product itself and how it has increased my hand strength, but also I am equally impressed with how you stand behind your product. At first I was a bit skeptical (we get folks all the time trying to sell us snake oil), but I am now a "believer".
Major J. "Bullet" Bourgault

US Marine Corps

I use Thenar at night and during weekends. It strengthened my hands and arms and gave me a better grip. I have a bad Rotator Cuff but now I can force my arm almost straight. I can hang a muffler without any help

Stan Evans

Auto Specialist, Mercedes

Where Do You Feel Pain?

What do you want to strengthen?

Click On Numbers to Learn More

Click the circle where you feel pain or would like to strengthen and read more information here. Expand the image if necessary and reference the specific numbers when contacting our Thenar team.

Thenar team does not determine or provide medical diagnosis. We developed a successful method and system of strength and functional flexibility (Arnold principle) eliminating common painful conditions from occupations and professions. We do address elements of finger, hand and wrist performance based on medical diagnosis. Our goal is to restore and greatly improve total finger, hand, wrist function.

Click On Numbers to Learn More
1) Thumb 2) Index Finger 3) Middle Finger 4) Ring Finger 5) Small Finger (Pinky) 6) Base of Thumb (Wrist) 7) Wrist 8) Wrist 9) Wrist 10) Back of Hand (Including Knuckles) 11) Forarm (Extensor) 12) Elbow Extensor 13) Elbow (Flexor) 14) Forearm (Flexor) 15) Below the Wrist 16) Ulna (Wrist) 17) Heel of Hand (Wrist) 18) Below Small Finger (Palm) 19) Center Palm 20) Thumb (Palm) 21) Thumb (Palm) 22) Index Finger (Palm) 23) Middle Finger (Palm) 24) Ring Finger (Palm) 25) Small Finger (Palm)

1) Thumb

Recommended Stretches:
Bent Finger Press, Bent Finger Push Pull

Associated Causes: recreational activities, musicians, contact sports, racquet sports, medical occupation, work related tasks, falls, inflexibility

2) Index Finger

Recommended Stretch:
Bent Finger Press

Associated Causes: recreational activities, musicians, contact sports, racquet sports, medical occupation, work related tasks, falls, inflexibility

3) Middle Finger

Recommended Stretch:
Bent Finger Press

Associated Causes: recreational activities, musicians, contact sports, racquet sports, medical occupation, work related tasks, falls, inflexibility

4) Ring Finger

Recommended Stretch:
Bent Finger Press

Associated Causes: recreational activities, musicians, contact sports, racquet sports, medical occupation, work related tasks, falls, inflexibility

5) Small Finger (Pinky)

Recommended Stretch:
Bent Finger Press

Associated Causes: recreational activities, musicians, contact sports, racquet sports, medical occupation, work related tasks, falls, inflexibility

6) Base of Thumb (Wrist)

Recommended Stretch:
Specific Thumb & Wrist Stretch

Associated Causes: contact sports, repetitive motion, arthritic conditions, sprains, falls

7) Wrist

Recommended Stretch:
Index Finger Push Pull, Extensor (Forearm) Stretch

Associated Causes: sports, falls, twisting, repetitive strain, occupational, computer, sprains

8) Wrist

Recommended Stretch:
Middle Finger Push Pull, Extensor (Forearm) Stretch

Associated Causes: sports, falls, twisting, repetitive strain, occupational, computer, sprains

9) Wrist

Recommended Stretch:
Closed Fist Extensor (Forearm) Stretch

Associated Causes: sports, falls, twisting, repetitive strain, occupational, computer, sprains

10) Back of Hand (Including Knuckles)

Recommended Stretch:
Closed Fist Extensor (Forearm Stretch)

Associated Causes: inflexibility

11) Forarm (Extensor)

Recommended Stretch:
Extensor Stretch

Associated Causes: inflexibility

12) Elbow Extensor

Recommended Stretch:
Extensor Stretch with Arm Rotation

Associated Causes: racquet sports, golf, falls

13) Elbow (Flexor)

Recommended Stretch:
Reverse Palm Stretch (Flexor), Strengthen Ulna (Thenar Glove)

Associated Causes: weakness ,sports, inflexibility

14) Forearm (Flexor)

Recommended Stretch:
Reverse Palm Stretch

Associated Causes: inflexibility

15) Below the Wrist

Recommended Stretch:
Flexor Stretch

Associated Causes: overuse injury, repetitive motion, occupational

16) Ulna (Wrist)

Recommended Stretch:
Reverse Palm Stretch

Associated Causes: weakness, inflexibility

17) Heel of Hand (Wrist)

Recommended Stretch:
Reverse Palm Stretch

Associated Causes: falls

18) Below Small Finger (Palm)

Recommended Stretch:
Lumbrical Stretch, Reverse Palm Stretch

Associated Causes: falls

19) Center Palm

Recommended Stretch:
Middle Finger Stretch, Lumbrical Stretch

Associated Causes: syndromes, overuse

20) Thumb (Palm)

Recommended Stretch:
Butterfly Stretch

Associated Causes: sprain

21) Thumb (Palm)

Recommended Stretches:
Bent Finger Press, Bent Finger Push Pull

Associated Causes: recreational activities, musicians, contact sports, racquet sports, medical occupation, work related tasks, falls, inflexibility

22) Index Finger (Palm)

Recommended Stretches:
Bent Finger Press, Bent Finger Push Pull

Associated Causes: recreational activities, musicians, contact sports, racquet sports, medical occupation, work related tasks, falls, inflexibility

23) Middle Finger (Palm)

Recommended Stretches:
Bent Finger Press, Bent Finger Push Pull

Associated Causes: recreational activities, musicians, contact sports, racquet sports, medical occupation, work related tasks, falls, inflexibility

24) Ring Finger (Palm)

Recommended Stretches:
Bent Finger Press, Bent Finger Push Pull

Associated Causes: recreational activities, musicians, contact sports, racquet sports, medical occupation, work related tasks, falls, inflexibility

25) Small Finger (Palm)

Recommended Stretches:
Bent Finger Press, Bent Finger Push Pull

Associated Causes: recreational activities, musicians, contact sports, racquet sports, medical occupation, work related tasks, falls, inflexibility

Lumbricals & Fingers

The most powerful and important function of the hand is flexibility of the lumbricals, “The brain of the hand.” Immediate functional flexibility creates greater grip force!

Wrist

Being the supporting platform of the  lumbricals (hands), the strength and flexibility of the wrist are key in determining how the fingers and hands will perform.

Extensors & Flexors

The kinetic chain of force, power and strength that follow through the fingers, lumbricals, and wrists, start at the extensors & flexors (forearms).

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