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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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Thread: forearms

  1. #1
    Space Monkey antek's Avatar
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    Hey, I hate doing direct forearms workout, so I was just working if that squeeze thingie worked. I've been squeezing the shieeet outta that thing for days, on the way to the store, at the computer, in bed.. eh.. not really. haha
    self improvement is masturbation.. maybe self destruction is the answer - space monkey.

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    Senior Member Exnor's Avatar
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    sure, but you would probably get better results by wheelbarrowing your mate up a hill.
    Last edited by Exnor; 11-04-2003 at 09:50 AM.

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    Journalist galileo's Avatar
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    If you want to use a "squeeze thingie" then purchase some from Get a T (trainer) and #1 to start off with. Do not do them all the time as you've outlined. Either pick one day a week to do reps and a singles or do a few singles throughout the day 5 days out of 7. Your grip recovers quite quickly.

    I will say however, this isn't going to make your forearms huge, but it sure as hell will promote grip strength.

  5. #4
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    I have a "squeezy thing" as you people call and I have been using it for about three years now. The resistance isn't very high, and ive recently got to 200 reps with it. My forearms are pretty big. They measure about 14 inches around. I also have a gold's gym formarm apparatus. I can't explain it but it goes over your forearm with your hand out the end holding on to the handle. It workd slightly different muscles than the "Squeezy thing".

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    200 reps of something is not going to lead to hypertrophy

    personally, I found my forearms increased in size when I started doing heavy deads and heavy shrugs

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    You could also do heavy BB walking lunges, and farmer's walks
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    you." - Nietzche

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    En botella whey! Max-Mex's Avatar
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    Grip work and some wrist curls for good measure. I just do grip work.
    Last edited by Max-Mex; 11-05-2003 at 02:33 PM.
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  9. #8
    SFW! drew's Avatar
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    Deads and shrugs = big forearms.

    For me anyway.

    Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
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    wooooo Jasonl's Avatar
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    i also feel forearms during hammer curls.

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    "COUNT CRACKULA" Bam Bam's Avatar
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    do 600 lb shrugs and your arms will look like popeye on spinach
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    Blondieologist AtomicXY's Avatar
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    I do half hammers, not going all the way to shoulder with the dumbell, but instead bring them slightly above my waist. And I use the barbell palms up and raise up and down, you feel it both ways, up and down.
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    is numero uno Saint Patrick's Avatar
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    Deadlifts and reverse grip preachers.
    Height: 5'7"
    Weight: Not Big Enough

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    Senior Member Gavan's Avatar
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    Deadlifts !!!

    I did the reverse curl, wrist curl and reverse wrist curl because my forearms are relatively small and got nowhere !!! I mean no SIZE gains and I builded these 3 lifts to :
    Reverse Curl 16x77, Wrist Curl over 20x115... no size gains ! nothing compared to no direct forearms work ! I trained them once every 4 to 7 days.

    I think forearms are like calves : you have the genetic or not ! maybe endurance griping work can build forearms... like climbing. I won't try !
    Gain Muscles ? Overload !
    Lose Fat ? Input < Output
    Genetic determines your potential
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