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how many of u people workout your wrist and forearms?

Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2006 9:46 pm
by Gsus
ic people workout their wrist and forearms is there a benefit in doing that i suppose strong wrist would give u good grip

Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 1:09 am
by VoK
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.

Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 8:24 am
by hoosegow
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.

Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 9:35 am
by Matt Z
I train forearms once a week.

Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 11:20 am
by Ironman
I train them, but very low volume.

Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 12:35 pm
by Stephen Johnson
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! ;-)

Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 2:49 pm
by Matt Z
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.

Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 3:11 pm
by Bikerbill98
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.