how many of u people workout your wrist and forearms?

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how many of u people workout your wrist and forearms?

Post by Gsus » Sun Nov 26, 2006 9:46 pm

ic people workout their wrist and forearms is there a benefit in doing that i suppose strong wrist would give u good grip

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Post by VoK » Mon Nov 27, 2006 1:09 am

For general strength and ability, I'd work out my wrists and forearms. Though you do excercise them a bit when you do your lifts, I find that it is not enough to make significant progress.

I may be a different example, but as a breakdancer, wrist strength is paramount. If you want to do a handstand or anything on your arms, your wrists have to get a lot of attention.

If you ever want to do any rock climbing, you'll need to work on grip and wrist strength.

It's versatility.

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Post by hoosegow » Mon Nov 27, 2006 8:24 am

I did at one time, but feel that I ended up overtraining them - with all the gripping you do with cleans, rows, deads, etc. If you do, I would only train them once every two weeks.

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Post by Matt Z » Mon Nov 27, 2006 9:35 am

I train forearms once a week.

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Post by Ironman » Mon Nov 27, 2006 11:20 am

I train them, but very low volume.

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Post by Stephen Johnson » Mon Nov 27, 2006 12:35 pm

The extremities (forearms, neck and calves) tend to get ignored in most workout routines. But they need to be worked just as much as any other bodypart.

Now, if only my deeds would match my words! ;-)

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Post by Matt Z » Mon Nov 27, 2006 2:49 pm

My current forearm routine consists of 3 sets each of Standing Wrist Curls and Reverse Wrist Curls. Standing Wrist Curls,also known as Behind-the-back Wrist Curls, are performed with a barbell held behind the back (palms out). Meanwhile Reverse Wrist Curls are performed seated with my forearms resting across my knees (using a light barbell).

I also include EZ-bar Reverse Curls in my biceps routine, although I'm thinking of replacing these with Hammer Curls.

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Post by Bikerbill98 » Mon Nov 27, 2006 3:11 pm

The principal purpose of the chest, shoulder and back muscles is to move the arms. Your strength is telegraphed through your grip. It's that simple.
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