I got some 20lbs dumbbells. What exercises can I do at home to build my forearms?
Here is what I came up with:
Seated Dumbbell Palms-Up Wrist Curl
2x10, each arm
Seated One-Arm Dumbbell Palms-Down Wrist Curl
2x10, each arm
Standing Dumbbell Reverse Curl
2x10, each arm
Muscle growth is very much a full body thing. what else are you doing? i take it your not training only your forearms
Right now, im just doing HIIT to cut the body fat.
forearms are hard to train on some people (like me). Grab an ezcurl bar. Start off with 20 pounds. Let the bar roll to the ends of your fingers, roll it back in your hand...then curl with your *wrists*. You should feel the burn in your forearms.
Nothing else is working for me but this
Last edited by Stabber; 07-02-2003 at 03:44 PM.
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after doing seated rows or rows i get this one hell of a freakish pump in my forearms. maybe you could try that.
Static holds are good... But since you only have 20lb dbs, you could try doing some chinups. Chinups gave me pretty good forearms for my age etc.
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Kneel in on the side of your bench and lay your arm arcoss the pad. Lock it in with your body. Do wrist curls and reverse wrist curls. But your gonna need more weight. Maybe not starting out on the reverse wrist curl. But your gonna need more weight for everything anyways
what IS a static hold? i googled and found nothing.Originally posted by ChrisH
Static holds are good...
i'm looking to train my forearms because i need to use straps when i DL and shrug and whatnot. i can't go without because they really tear up my wrists and being a computer programmer, i have carpal tunnel anyway
Gradually work into working the forearms directly. I did not, and now have inflammation of my tendons (its either that or cancer), due to stressing them so much all at once. So ease into it.
Try doing False Reverse Grip Curls. That's where you keep your thumb on the same side as the rest of your fingers, palms down and curl. It helped my grip a lot.
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I would increase the number of reps you're doing per set. Forearms get a workout day in and day out so you really need to exert them vigorously. I would add a third set (eventually a fourth) and go to failure on your last set of your final exercise.
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