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2004/03/05 15:13:35 (permalink)
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i'm still a beginner and i'm trying to increase the size of my upper body and arms, i was wondering is it important to train the forearms as hard as the bi's, tri's and shoulders?
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    RE: forearms 2004/03/05 15:21:42 (permalink)
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    Back exercises will also have the forearms coming into the equation.

    What exercises are you doing for bi's, tri's and shoulders? And back for that matter too.

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    RE: forearms 2004/03/05 15:22:55 (permalink)
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    If you are deadlifting, rowing, chinning, shrugging, etc then this shouldn't be a problem and there is no real need to focus on forearms specifically. If you feel your grip is lagging then you can try heavy farmers walks with a couple of heavy dumbells.
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    RE: forearms 2004/03/05 15:44:12 (permalink)
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    i've been shrugging, rowing (occasionally) and chinning. what are farmers walks?

    thanx Rich
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    RE: forearms 2004/03/05 15:52:35 (permalink)
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    been doing the usual for beginners mb, things like bicep barbell curls, concentration curls, tricep pushdown,french press, dips. dumbell front raises, bent over lat raises, dumbell lat raises, upright row, dumbell shoulder press.and for the back wide grip pull ups, seated lat pull down as alternative.

    are these any good?

    thanx Rich

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    RE: forearms 2004/03/05 16:10:37 (permalink)
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    BICEPS: bicep barbell curls, concentration curls

    TRICEPS: tricep pushdown,french press, dips

    SHOULDERS: dumbell front raises, dumbell lat raises, upright row, dumbell shoulder press

    BACK: bent over lat raises, wide grip pull ups, seated lat pull down as alternative



    Steering away from the forearm question a bit now, but do you do all of them together in the same routine mate? If not, what is your current routine like?
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    RE: forearms 2004/03/05 16:32:37 (permalink)
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    it'd help if you list your full routine in detail.

    Farmers walks are where you grab the heaviest dumbells you can hold and walk up and down until you cannot hold them any more.
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    RE: forearms 2004/03/05 16:47:51 (permalink)
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    Try using a thick bar for a while. That will fix your forearms!
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    RE: forearms 2004/03/06 11:39:06 (permalink)
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    I do reverse curls to train me forearms..always get a great pump
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    RE: forearms 2004/03/08 14:35:44 (permalink)
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    mb and cashman.
    firstly thanx for the explanation mb, i try to split my routine up, i have read your article for beginners cashman and i am currently using the 4 day split that you outline in your article:-
    -chest/triceps/abs
    -back/biceps
    -shoulders/traps
    -legs/calves

    this is the main reason i have asked about forearms as these splits don't include them and i was wondering if they were important.
    exercises for other muscle groups include

    -chest- incline dumbell press, flat dumbell press, barbell bench press.
    -abs- side bends,kneeling cable crunches, hanging leg raises (not very good at these yet), crunches.
    -legs- squats,leg curls, leg extension, leg press and calf raises.

    i hope this helps.

    thanx Rich.
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    RE: forearms 2004/03/08 14:59:48 (permalink)
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    If you are lifting without straps then your forearms will be worked fine. If you feel they are lagging after a few weeks then add farmers walks on back day. Good luck bro and keep us posted.
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    RE: forearms 2004/03/08 21:32:57 (permalink)
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    cheers cashman, i'll keep you posted.
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