Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Sunny San Diego
I personally never work forearms anymore, they've just grown to keep up with the other heavier lifts that require them like shrugs, lat pull-downs, rows, etc. My advice is to stay away from straps whenever possible. There are a couple of good movements you can do if they are lagging though, just make sure you do them last or the rest of your workout may suffer when you start losing grip.
With your forearm supported by a knee or bench, grab a dumbell and with your palm facing up, lower the weight as far as it will go (if you are going light enough start to open your fingers for that last little tweak), and then squeeze and bring your knuckles up towards your bicep. A slight variation would be to supinate your wrist to be thumb up(hammer grip), or palm down (reverse grip)to hit all sides of the forear. All three of these movements can be done with a barbell as well, to hit both wrists at once if you are pressed for time. Another favorite of mine (when I used to do them) is to grab the rope on a pull-down stack and squeeze down just like I was trying to muscle down a hammer. Always do your weeaker forarm first and then match reps with your stronbger side.
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