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NickAus
08-08-2009, 11:23 PM
Hi everyone,

Just wanted to know how many Bencher's out there do direct forearm/wrist work.
The only direct work I do at the moment is hammer curls.

Thank you.

Rob Luyando
08-09-2009, 12:03 PM
Yes forearm work is important for your stablizers and wrist work is a must for heavy benching

Reko
08-09-2009, 12:09 PM
Hey Rob, could you elaborate a little more on what you do/reccomend?

Sidior
08-09-2009, 12:09 PM
Yes forearm work is important for your stablizers and wrist work is a must for heavy benching

Any exercises in particular you would recommend?

Brian Hopper
08-09-2009, 01:34 PM
I like to use grippers from heavy grips, I will also do pinch grips with a 25lb plate, some wrist curls, we also have a fat bar dumbell we use for single handed deadlifts. Most of our benching is also done with a fat bar.

Ryano
08-09-2009, 03:57 PM
I squeeze my Iron Woody on a regular basis. I also squeeze the bar on every lift, like I'm trying to put dents in it.

Ben Moore
08-09-2009, 04:29 PM
I squeeze my Iron Woody on a regular basis. I also squeeze the bar on every lift, like I'm trying to put dents in it.

Keep the nicknames to yourself man!:hello:

BigTallOx
08-09-2009, 04:47 PM
I like to use grippers from heavy grips, I will also do pinch grips with a 25lb plate, some wrist curls, we also have a fat bar dumbell we use for single handed deadlifts.

Well I'm not "a bencher", but I do grip stuff like this too. I do the captians of crush grippers, the grip machine, rolling thunder one arm deadlifts, plate hub pinch lifts ( 45's are easy now )... Last time I tried, I could almost pinch grip two 45's together. Personally I think grip strength is really important, it hasn't really helped my bench, but IMHO it's still important.

Ryano
08-09-2009, 05:00 PM
Keep the nicknames to yourself man!:hello:

http://www.ironwoodyfitness.com/hand-grips.php

Not my nickname, but it's a good one.

Ben Moore
08-09-2009, 05:21 PM
http://www.ironwoodyfitness.com/hand-grips.php

Not my nickname, but it's a good one.

I knew exactly what you were talking about man. Sorry for the crude adolescent humor, haha.

Ryano
08-09-2009, 05:37 PM
I knew exactly what you were talking about man. Sorry for the crude adolescent humor, haha.

No offense taken at all. "Never say you're sorry. It's a sign of weakness"-John Wayne

hahhaaa Anyway, Iron Woody make some good cheap grippers.

MarcusWild
08-09-2009, 08:44 PM
I've been doing wrist/forearm rope work lately. It's definitely helping.

NickAus
08-09-2009, 08:45 PM
Yes forearm work is important for your stablizers and wrist work is a must for heavy benching

Thanks Rob, I will have to add some in!

NickAus
08-09-2009, 08:46 PM
Thanks everyone!

Rob Luyando
08-10-2009, 06:11 AM
Wrist rope alternating direction each set. Dumbell Hammer curls, Dumbell and barebell wrist curls and when the time is there I play with a gripper

barbell01
08-10-2009, 09:04 AM
deadlift

robchris
08-10-2009, 08:02 PM
Ivanko gripper... w/ hammer curls on all bench days.

theBarzeen
08-11-2009, 09:25 AM
deadlift, flip tires, wrist roller.......