Even the most committed gym-goers will often neglect to work on their forearms. It’s a hard part of the body to target and, much like your calf muscles, one that requires a lot of training to add muscle mass to.It’s worth putting in the time, though, because working on your forearms will improve your grip strength and also make your wrists more resistant to injury, both of which will pay dividends when tackling all manner of other lifts.
One of my most popular workout requests is for forearms. This is down to people not knowing many of the exercises. Above are 6 variations you can perform that will target your forearms and get you looking like Popeye. You're welcome. This article comprises of 4 forearm bursting strength exercises in one complete workout!
The forearms are made up of a bunch of smaller muscles that move in four main ways: wrist flexion (bending your palm inward), wrist extension (raising the back of your hand), forearm pro-nation (rotating the palm down), and forearm supination (rotating the palm up). Keep in mind, though, you’re probably building your forearms a bit without even realising it. “Any exercise that involves gripping, is going to place demands on the flexors.
For really big arms, stop listening to the bro science and take a break from the preacher curl bench.Sure, curls are a great way to pump up your biceps and annoy everyone else trying to use a pair of middle weight dumbbells.For true gains and size, you need to cut back on your biceps, believe it or not, and concentrate on your triceps. Your squat rack-hogging, curl-head buddy might not want to hear it, but it's the truth, right down to the basic anatomy of your arm.