View Full Version : How to work out your forearms?


moneymayforever
07-20-2011, 11:50 PM
By working out your forearms, does it also increase your hand grip?

ghns1133
07-21-2011, 12:00 AM
if you work on your grip it strengthens your forearms

pull ups are good for grips

those squessing things:)

ropclimbing...

if you do pull ups with a rope attaached to tenis balls and grip the tenis balls thats pretty intense...

what u trying to do look like popeye?

:)

just curious


but there are lots of ways

moneymayforever
07-21-2011, 12:19 AM
that'd be pretty nice to have fatass forearms like those loll. i'll try that tennis ball pull ups, thanks alot ;)

ghns1133
07-21-2011, 12:28 AM
wht r u workin ur forearms 4?

-Jay-
07-21-2011, 01:18 AM
What I do:

Sit on a bench, use small dumbbells or an easy curl bar with little weight, turn your arms over so palms would look up with weights in hand, rest your forearms on your legs with wrists just over the knee. Lower hands so they reach a 90 degree angle and twist up.

Do that until they are bulging and you can't do it any more. Sorry about the long explanation.

DaneNoodles
07-21-2011, 01:19 AM
get some grip trainers!

moneymayforever
07-21-2011, 01:23 AM
thanks, my forearms are skinny as hell, and i heard that strong grips are very important for boxing so i thought working my forearms would be an order :p

putaloco
07-21-2011, 01:30 PM
if you have weak wrists/forearms when punching with full body weight your wrists will bend. when I first started learning punching tech my wrist would bend on certain punches.
I do close grip pullups with my palms facing away it helps a ton. I also have a grip ball that I use before I go to sleep, now I have construction hands!

Sugarj
07-22-2011, 12:23 PM
I know the best forearm exercise ever!!!!

Sit next to a fire, get a newspaper (the bigger the better!). Take the corner of one page in the fingertips of your right hand and spider your way across the entire page using only the fingers of this hand and nothing else, crumpling it up (completely freehand, not resting on a table etc) until you have a tight newspaper ball, give the ball a final tight squeeze with only this hand; then throw it on the fire!

Then start a new page with your left hand and repeat alternating hands and pages until the newspaper is gone.......or you are tired!

I can't stress how good this is for forearm development! Plus it keeps you warm.....

SkyKng
07-22-2011, 06:20 PM
from a bodybuilding standpoint

deadlifts are the best possible.. then weighted pullups.

zte89147
07-22-2011, 09:24 PM
jerk off?
:wank::wank::wank::wank:

moneymayforever
07-23-2011, 08:43 AM
thanks everyone! and lol @zte89147 :p that made my day

jadavill587
07-25-2011, 02:39 PM
Rope climbing and squeezing rice

New England
07-25-2011, 10:06 PM
muscles for boxing are entirely different

in fact, you wont be making a fist when you've got your gloves on

you'll be closing your hand to some extent (the extent to which you can close it in a glove)
but your fingers don't ball into a fist



if you want strong forearms you should try the oldest trick in the book
nothing worksbetter for pumping your forearms full of blood



tie a rope to a dowel (a long cylindrical piece of wood. the thickness of a hockey stick works best. if you have a hockey stick around use one.)

and on the bottom of the rope tie a weight (5 lbs should be ok)


turn the dowel in your hands to wind the wight closer to the dowel
and repeat to bring the weight closer to the ground


like giving an indian sunburn, only you're rotating the entire dowel


your forearms will thank you
they will be ripped in a few months if you do this a few times a day, a few days a week.
completely ripped.
you might even lose some mobility you'll have such a pump


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moneymayforever
07-25-2011, 10:43 PM
thanks New England, ill try that!

New England
07-26-2011, 10:21 AM
thanks New England, ill try that!


if it's just forearms you're looking to build you wont have to try anything else!


for grip strength and torque from the hands and wrists there is no better exercise

The Surgeon
07-26-2011, 01:33 PM
It wont help u box and i dont know if it helps ur grip either (which u dont need for boxing) but the best way to get big in the forearms is simple wrist curls, palms up and palms down also reverse grip curls too for the upper forearm and u wont need much weight

Clegg
07-27-2011, 03:45 AM
muscles for boxing are entirely different

in fact, you wont be making a fist when you've got your gloves on

you'll be closing your hand to some extent (the extent to which you can close it in a glove)
but your fingers don't ball into a fist



if you want strong forearms you should try the oldest trick in the book
nothing worksbetter for pumping your forearms full of blood



tie a rope to a dowel (a long cylindrical piece of wood. the thickness of a hockey stick works best. if you have a hockey stick around use one.)

and on the bottom of the rope tie a weight (5 lbs should be ok)


turn the dowel in your hands to wind the wight closer to the dowel
and repeat to bring the weight closer to the ground


like giving an indian sunburn, only you're rotating the entire dowel


your forearms will thank you
they will be ripped in a few months if you do this a few times a day, a few days a week.
completely ripped.
you might even lose some mobility you'll have such a pump


ahhhh
ze puuuAAampp

i am kahmingk day and night!

Nice Pumping Iron reference :D

moneymayforever
07-27-2011, 04:58 AM
wrist curls right? thanks, ill try that, and also the reverse curls you all mentioned :)

OxyNitro
08-01-2011, 06:26 AM
Dead lifts can strengthen the back muscles supporting spinal cord.

New England
08-01-2011, 10:20 AM
Nice Pumping Iron reference :D


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