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    Exercise of the month - The Wrist Roller by Maki Riddington - Jan 18th 2005

    Most people would love to sport a set of Popeye forearms however many own the Olive Oyl type, small, frail and weak. With some dedication and consistency building the forearms doesn’t have to be such a chore!

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    That is a forearm builder (and burner) for sure

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    will this actually make my wrists bigger?
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    Yes, granted you use progressively heavier weight to overload the muscles of the forearm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maki Riddington
    Yes, granted you use progressively heavier weight to overload the muscles of the forearm.
    yes for sure maki! oooooo boy! i've tried it a couple of times oooooo the burn!
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    I have popeye arms. Relatively speaking that is. My forearm itself is huge as compared to my wrists. I have a small frame. My forearms has to be at least twice as big in circumference as my wrist. Looks kind of weird. And they're rock hard too. When people ask why I'm good at arm-wrestling, I attribute it to years of dedication to my favorite sport......pocketpool.
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    I used to do that awhile ago.

    Do you think the combined forearm work from deadlifts, heavy rowing, and straight BB curls is enough to get the forearms "big"? Or should I have some isolation involved?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Canadian Crippler
    I used to do that awhile ago.

    Do you think the combined forearm work from deadlifts, heavy rowing, and straight BB curls is enough to get the forearms "big"? Or should I have some isolation involved?
    These exercises will definitely put size on your forearms. But direct work will give you the most efficient results.

    In the past I was able to see size gains without direct work. But a snowboarding accident, resulting in a broken left wrist, caused my left forearm to fall behind. The only way to get it to catch up to the right was to do direct work. There was definitely a difference between the progress made by the right with no specific wrist work, and the left with added direct work. Hope that makes sense and sheds some light on your question.
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    i broke my wrist snowboarding aswell, its a bitch to get it fully recovered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt04
    i broke my wrist snowboarding aswell, its a bitch to get it fully recovered.
    Heh. I broke mine snowboarding, too. Must be the most common snowboarding injury or something.
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    Is there any known way to make one of these yourself or is there any special place to purchase one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chode1616
    Is there any known way to make one of these yourself or is there any special place to purchase one?
    It's very easy to make one. Just use a broomstick handle or a piece of PVC pipe, drill a hole, tie one end of about 5 or so feet of rope through the hole, and tie the other end through a plate. And yeah, they burn like a mother.
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    I've just recently gotten into serious weight lifting and i'm going to give this exercise a shot. So far everyone has posted good things so i'll give it a try.

    During the summer i work with my dad doing landscaping, and i carry 80-pound cinder-block like stones to him to place in a decorative fashion. At the end of 2 weeks of work, my forearms are massive. I'm going to try and keep that going year round and maybe this summer will be easier.
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    the pump you get from that is amazing
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