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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-19-2002, 07:33 PM Thread Starter
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Good forearm exercises or devices?

What are some good forearm exercises that you can do? Or is there a workout device that you would recommend?
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Instead of explaining it, I will post a link to a video of it.

http://strengthtraining.asimba.com/v...rm_flexion.avi

and


http://strengthtraining.asimba.com/v..._extension.avi


If you do a good three sets of 15 - 20 reps of each of those you are doing good.
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Thank you Diamond for being the one person that always fucks up every thread with your stupid remarks about masturbation.

And you're a stupid Newbie at that that has been on here for 3 months

BTW Kevin, I'm really looking for something to increase my grip strength and endurance, both those exercises don't allow me to work out my forearms enough because my grip fails first

Should I just get one of those springy grip things?
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Should I just get one of those springy grip things?
If you need to work your forearms you are going to have to grip something regardless so yes, you need to use one of those things.
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try grabbing a plate in each hand and holding it with your arms by your side until your about to drop it then set it down. these are called static holds, and they really burn my forearms. also i have made a contraption with a piece of rope and 2 inch thick piece of wood and a bucket with weights in it. just roll the rope up onto the stick by rotating your hand thus raising the bucket from the floor.

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Ah yes, I forgot about those things ELVIS. They really do give a good workout. Just curious what amount of weight you are using now
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i enjoy working out on a campus board. its a 45 deg. layback board with 6 horizontal holds just large enough to get the tips of your fingers on. you then hang from the bottom rung, and work your way up and down.

do this a couple times a week oh, did i say enjoy? actully, its torture.

I also do pull ups on door frames with my fingers and dead hangs on door frames with my fingers.

put a couple pillows on the ground, then hang from the top of the door frames until your muscles FAIL. not until it hurts, but until they shut down and you fall onto the pillows.

the rope, bucket and weights idea works very very well.

the #1 item to remember when increasing grip strength, is that this is primarely a TENDON strengthening program, and it will take a LONG time. after 6 months i'm finnally starting to see improvements.

you also need to take it very easy, doing some of these excersises can greatly damage your tendons if you have not worked up to them.

start with the bucket, then move to dead hangs, then start doing some finger tip pull-ups, and when you can finnally do about 10 you can start going up and down the campus board ONCE a week.

when you can make it up and down the campus board 3 times without MAJOR pain, you can do it a couple times a week.
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and oh yeah, almost forgot, GO ROCK CLIMBING!!!
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stangcrazy i usually start with 25 till almost failure (i dont want to be that jerk-off at the gym slamming all the weight around) then work up the the 45's. also merkur how much do you weigh??? i am by no means a giant but if i put my weight on a door frame i am sure it would break.
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about 150 (think strong lankey rock climber haha, not to skinny though, i like pizza to much). my door frame has lived with daily abuse for some time now.

dead hangs with only 45 in each hand? aww common, use BODY WEIGHT!!
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campus board info

nothing, repeat, nothing, will work your forearms, fingers and tendons like this will. however, you must remeber this is something to progress to and not jump on right away.

http://www.metoliusclimbing.com/howto_campusboards.htm
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Another thing you could do is stay single for a while.
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