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Training forearms

Morning gentlemen, hope everyone had a great weekend!

So, frankly, in spite of years of training and devouring all of the BB info I can - the forearms are still a bit of a blind spot for me. I wanted to get some feedback from the MG community. Really anything forearm related - should forearms be trained separately or will compound movements like the deadlift suffice, have you found any particular compound to lend itself to hypertrophy in this area, etc etc? 

If there is already an active thread specifically regarding the forearms, my b. Just point me in the right direction and I'll shut up.

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Others are going to be better

Others are going to be better help but here is my two cents worth.

For starters I love athleaneX videos on youtube. Watch his on forearms and you will have at least one good work out down.

Second, mine get all they can handle from my curl workouts. The old saying: First half of the curl is for biceps and second half is for forearms is pretty true for me.  50lbs curls are needed for my biceps but kill my poor forearms :-)  

Third: Old school, such as fingertip rolls etc   Lastly and I am serious. If you want huge popeye forearms. Get a 2x4 and some screws and a screwdriver and drive the screws in and out for about 10minutes a day. The twisting motion makes your wrist and grip strong as hell, as well as your hand strength and will massively define your forearms --- very few people want this much work :-)

Good luck brother.

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check, check, and check

check, check, and check

dude, you're so right about the screwdriver thing. my buddies who work union, blue collar, jobs (and don't work out at all) can CRUSH ME with their grip strength, and im in the gym six times per week.

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They develop their neurology,

They develop their neurology, much like powerlifters.

 

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Yeah. My first job at 14 was

Yeah. My first job at 14 was pouring concrete for my uncle.  The dude was 5'3" and 120lbs and could rip the arms off a man. He was strong as hell....course in those days we did the concrete by hand and pulling mud that far with a come along was hard ass work :-)

Interesting thing is, he didn't concern himself with health but the man ate CLEAN.  Working in 100+ degree heat all day doing hard labor and your body craves healthy foods.  It's this office life that kills us all!

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I bought something called the

I bought something called the Ivanko Super Gripper YEAR back and its made a tremendous difference in my forearms.

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Blastthru/BobbyO…. thoughts

Blastthru/BobbyO…. thoughts on grip strengtheners, waste of money or useful?

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I'm sure they work fine as

I'm sure they work fine as long as you stay consistent, but they will all have their limitations of course.  I used to go to a gym that had a plate loaded grip strength machine. Loved it. Another thing, don't use grip straps or gloves for deads, rack pulls, or bb shrugs until the weight is too much to hold to do the exercise with proper form.

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Totally agree blastthru23 I

Totally agree blastthru23 I could not get past 167kg on deads when wearing gloves and figure of 8 straps allowed me to go to 230kg deads but was for ever causing me tendon problems in the wrists and elbows. so I binned them I also made more progress with my grip by sticking to overhand grip at all times. less weight but I am sure this will improve over time. pause sets and farmers walks seem to be helping to improve my grip strength.

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If you buy the right one,

If you buy the right one, definitely not a waste of money. HAMMER STENGTH Gripper machine is nice if you have the room for one. MOST big commercial gyms have them too.

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I have always liked them. I

I have always liked them. I rarely use them but I believe in them as a tool.

Aashop's brand he mentioned looks interesting.

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Don’t use wrist straps etc

Don’t use wrist straps etc and literally force them to adapt

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When I exercise I really like

When I exercise I really like to use to build the forearms is when you're doing bar curls to roll your wrists all the way out and then all the way in before you curl it upward and then when you curl it down roll wrists out... kinda hard to explain..lol