For my first workout in 15 years, I decided to start midweek on my back and biceps: I'm trying to lose about 10 more lbs before I focus on gaining mass, so I thought I was going easy on myself.
4 sets, 10 reps each:
- seated rows
- machine assisted chinups
- shoulder shrugs
- dumbell curls
So now to my surprise, my forearm Brachioradialis' are so sore and tight, I can't even bend my arms all the way back after 2 days. (I can bend again after hot shower, though, but by morning...)
I never felt a peep from my traps/lats, my biceps are a little tender still, but my forearm is nuts.
So what gives?
Was my grip to tight while doing back exercises? or could all this just be from dumbell curls?
My forearms ache when I repeat pullup or row movements and obviously bicep work. The weird thing is, I can unscrew a stuck jar and use a screwdriver just fine, but reaching out to do something, like open a door, is what gets my forearm.
so what should I try for next time?
If I need to stretch it prior to working out, I can only hope for the procedures effectiveness; having followed some forearm stretching routines I found on the internet, they feel like nothing compared to other stretching exercises.
If my back exercises are responsible for my exhausted forearms (which is what it seems like), should I avoid other upper body workouts until my forearms are stronger? So, hammer curls or a e-Flex Forearm Bar for a month or so?