Introduction: Be Able to Use Your Non-Dominant Hand

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The reason for writing this 'ible is very important. I have severely injured my right hand (dominant) and it is in a full arm cast. I am in school, so I have to write a lot, thus, learning to do things with my right hand. This will take a while but it works like a charm.

Step 1: Throw Like a Kindergartener

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Print out the target below. Hang it up. Take a tennis ball and practice throwing it at the target. You will suck extremely. The first day do 10 sets of 10. Each time get at least 2 out of 10. If you don't, start over. Next day 3 out of 10, next day 4 out of 10. Once you are at 10/10 back up 5 feet and start the exercise over. Do this again and again. 

Step 2: FRISBEE Power!!

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Frisbee is a great way to practice nondominanthand eye coordination. This is because the frisbee moves nice and slow. Play catch with someone for about 30 minutes a day. Nice and easy.

Step 3: Wut R U Riteing?

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What are you writing? Write the alphabet 4 times every day and your full name everyday. First week it will be illegible. Next week better and better.  Follow the link for some penmanship worksheets that work well. http://www.k12reader.com/handwriting-practice-worksheets-block-style-print/

Step 4: Video Games Woohoo!

Electronics are a major part of our life. We play many computer games. Play this one with your non dominant hand. freeriderhd.com. Play 10-20 minutes a day.

Step 5: Other Stuff

Just try to do things with your left (or right) hand. Move the mouse to the left side. Open doors, stuff like that.

Comments

eilisha42 (author)2014-04-21

Thank you for these great ideas! I, too, am injured, and while my lefty handwriting is getting pretty good, other problems persist. Your post tells me I may be focusing too much on fine motor -training my non-dominant hand...time to break out that tennis ball! :-) Thanks again!

Vermanen (author)2014-04-22

Thanks for the tips. I have severe RSI in my right (dominant) hand and have been using my left hand for the computer mouse. This already made my left hand better in it than my right. I also try to switch from right to left and back regularly when I do stuff like painting/cleaning windows etc...

These are great tips! Thanks for sharing, although I'm sorry you're injured :(

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