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2008/05/19 23:05:19 (permalink)
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Grip Strength/Forearm Size

What are the best methods to:

a) Increase grip strength

and

b) Increase forearm size?

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    Ken Nowicki
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    RE: Grip Strength/Forearm Size 2008/05/19 23:34:28 (permalink)
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    Deadlifting without straps.

    My forearms grew best when I did no specific forearm work, just stoped using straps on heavy deads, heavy rows etc etc
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    RE: Grip Strength/Forearm Size 2008/05/19 23:42:07 (permalink)
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    Yeh that's what i'm doing now. Was thinking of adding Farmers walk, Static holds, Gripper work into my routine.

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    RE: Grip Strength/Forearm Size 2008/05/19 23:51:15 (permalink)
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    For grip I'd find the heaviest set of DBs in the gym, pick them up and hold for as long as possible. Simple

    As for grippers, many people believe they make your grip weaker.
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    RE: Grip Strength/Forearm Size 2008/05/20 00:50:15 (permalink)
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    What your opinion on grippers BSB?

    I can't see how they would make your grip weaker? I can do loads of reps with the Captains Of Crush gripper i've got now, but when i baught it i could do only 2/3.

    I train at home, so no heavy db's, have well over 200kg for static BB holds though, is that as effective?

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    RE: Grip Strength/Forearm Size 2008/05/20 01:21:38 (permalink)
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    since ive been doing static hold with axle my grip strength has got much better
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    RE: Grip Strength/Forearm Size 2008/05/20 02:38:07 (permalink)
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    I have them, but hardly ever use them. Its the kind of grip strength they work; grippers work the crushing grip whilst static hold work endurance. I'd rather do holds for strongman.

    Yeah, try double overhand holds with the barbell.
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    RE: Grip Strength/Forearm Size 2008/05/20 08:52:23 (permalink)
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    They do not make your grip weaker. What they wont have done, if you used them to improve grip strength, is worked the area of grip strength you wanted. They work crushing strength. Static work like holds is good for holding onto a bar during deadlifts. Thick bar works the thumbs real hard and so on.

    The OP asked:

    a) Increase grip strength
    Do a variety of movements.

    b) Increase forearm size?
    the usual forearm curls

     
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    RE: Grip Strength/Forearm Size 2008/05/20 11:35:47 (permalink)
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    my fav's are thick bar lifts/holds ,timed holds ,rollin thunder an wrist rolling all seem to help my grip
    but not sure on the whole forarm size thing??
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    RE: Grip Strength/Forearm Size 2008/05/20 12:15:52 (permalink)
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    To be honest I do very little direct 'muscle' work but as a result of working my grip hard have muscular forearms which hit 16.5 inches with a pump last cycle. And I'm British champ ha ha.

     
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    RE: Grip Strength/Forearm Size 2008/05/20 12:29:28 (permalink)
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    stoneman, your forearms arent small though are they lol


    see you sat

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    RE: Grip Strength/Forearm Size 2008/05/20 15:22:07 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Mobster

    To be honest I do very little direct 'muscle' work but as a result of working my grip hard have muscular forearms which hit 16.5 inches with a pump last cycle. And I'm British champ ha ha.


    That's a MASSIVE forearm measurement - same as my calves!!!
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    RE: Grip Strength/Forearm Size 2008/05/20 17:11:29 (permalink)
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    there 18 inch's sivvy !!
    post edited by stoneman - 2008/05/20 17:12:57
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    RE: Grip Strength/Forearm Size 2008/05/20 17:40:38 (permalink)
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    Mine would be too if I weighed 160-180-kilos. Just from pulling myself up off the bog eh Rob ha ha Of from pulling myself off he he

     
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