I have noticed that when I curl, I get a shooting pain down the back of my forearm (tricep side). My forearms are weaker than other parts, I know that, so my first thought was that I am curling more than my biceps are comfortable with supporting, but I really have no idea if that is true or not. What might this be? Also, what are good exercises for developing forearms aside from basic forearm curls?
Deadlifts and pullups.
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You are experiencing tendonitis. You need to stop doing barbell curls and try doing DB curls.
Best way to build forearms are deadlifts, rows, pullups, chinups.
Just drop bicep and forearm completely. Concentrate on rows.
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You could certainly say those are good for forearms, but it certainly is not the best. the best forearm workouts are the actual forearm workouts, such as wrist curl, reverse wrist curl. those will directly build forearm muscles. static holds like deadlifts, rows, etc have never done the job for me. i have very bad forearm genes, and anything besides wrist curl/reverse wrist curl, will not help it.Originally Posted by betastas
BTW: check your form. if you're swinging or bouncing, it's very bad for your tendons. take extra time to warm up next time and definitely ICE.
Last edited by chemical Andy; 11-01-2006 at 02:37 PM.
I agree with hanging from things and deads, also try some farmer walks. Grab a db in each hand and walk with it. Use a weight that will challenge your grip so you don't walk all the way around the gym ten times. I usually aim for 60 paces, if I get there without setting em down I up the weight.
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It depends on the person. Wrist curls are a waste of time for me and I don't bother isolating tiny muscles.Originally Posted by chemical Andy
I still say try grip heavy compounds.
sounds like tendon problems - you might need some rest
deadlifts double overhand + get some hand grippers (either heavy grips or captains of crush)