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2005/08/02 14:36:42 (permalink)
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I feel my forearms are lagging. I do plenty of compound exercises, including deadlifts and straight legged deads which hit my forearms pretty hard. Nevertheless, which isolation could I try a for a few weeks, i.e. reverse curls etc. ?



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    Chez
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    RE: Forearms 2005/08/02 15:23:57 (permalink)
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    Hammer Curls or Wrist Curls are good IMO - Personally I find that deads rows and BB curls work your forearms plenty.
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    RE: Forearms 2005/08/02 15:33:25 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Chez

    Hammer Curls or Wrist Curls are good IMO - Personally I find that deads rows and BB curls work your forearms plenty.

    by Hammer Curls you mean normal bicep Hammer Curls ?



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    RE: Forearms 2005/08/02 15:41:57 (permalink)
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    i do hammer curls also to get my forearms pumped, with a dumbell.
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    RE: Forearms 2005/08/02 15:45:02 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: nitram100

    i do hammer curls also to get my forearms pumped, with a dumbell.


    yeah, well I wouldnt be doing them with an olympic bar

    OK, Ive been doing EZ bar curls and incline seated db curls for biceps, I'll do hammer curls instead of one of the previous for a few weeks. Hammer Curls was actually my main bicep routine for quite a while.

    Thanks guys.
    post edited by Northern Rocker - 2005/08/02 15:46:16



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    RE: Forearms 2005/08/02 16:10:22 (permalink)
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    From your picture though you don't look like you lacking size on your forearms, everything looks quite proportional you just need size all over really!
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    RE: Forearms 2005/08/02 16:12:08 (permalink)
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    the pic's out of date, must update it. Got more mass on shoulders, pecs, bi's, even my wife commented the other day that my forearms seem out of proportion.



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    RE: Forearms 2005/08/02 16:15:39 (permalink)
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    oh okay, if you feel you need to work them in isolation then do so - don't spend too much time on them. Wrist curls as the last excercise on back day may also be effective.
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    RE: Forearms 2005/08/02 16:22:20 (permalink)
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    I like barbell wrist curls although many say they are unnecessary.
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    RE: Forearms 2005/08/02 16:47:06 (permalink)
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    grippers are quite good, though deads do give them a hammering
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    RE: Forearms 2005/08/02 16:54:51 (permalink)
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    you mean with those spring loaded grip devices ?



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    RE: Forearms 2005/08/02 16:59:54 (permalink)
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    You hear people on here all the time saying, "Oh, just do deadlifts and rows and your forearms will grow", but while that might be true for some people, it simply isn't true across the board. I deadlift and row every week; I've DLed 200kg for 8 reps but my forearms have barely grown at all since I started training about 5 years ago. Doesn't bother me cos I'm not overly concerned about having big arms, but it puts the lie to the theory that heavy compounds are enough for anyone's forearms to grow. They're not. I'd suggest doing some reverse curls and wrist curls.
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    RE: Forearms 2005/08/02 17:24:57 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: tokar

    You hear people on here all the time saying, "Oh, just do deadlifts and rows and your forearms will grow", but while that might be true for some people, it simply isn't true across the board. I deadlift and row every week; I've DLed 200kg for 8 reps but my forearms have barely grown at all since I started training about 5 years ago. Doesn't bother me cos I'm not overly concerned about having big arms, but it puts the lie to the theory that heavy compounds are enough for anyone's forearms to grow. They're not. I'd suggest doing some reverse curls and wrist curls.


    thanks, I feel somewhat the same. Will add some isolations.



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