Wrist and Forearm training

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Wrist and Forearm training

#1 Postby hope333 » Mon Jun 22, 2015 12:48 pm

Hi all. I am new to this forum as well as to weight training.

I recently bought a pair of hand grippers online for forearm training. Can somebody suggest a workout using hand grippers(how many times in a day and how many sets)?

Also, I want to increase my wrist size. Will the hand grippers be helpful? If not, what are the other ways?


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Re: Wrist and Forearm training

#2 Postby HIT Rob » Sun Jun 28, 2015 2:52 pm

Hi hope,

I never found hand grippers to be all that productive...

For me heavy back training and a few sets of heavy DB hammer curls produce most of my growth, my forearms sit now at a little over 15". I dont believe in the theroy that forearms, calves and abs require high rep, high frequency training, their expoused to that type of work every day, what they require is seriously intense overload with suffient recovery periods.

Hope this helps

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Re: Wrist and Forearm training

#3 Postby esqinchi » Sun Jun 28, 2015 6:04 pm

Have to second Rob's suggestions. Deadlifts, rows, pullups, curls, hell anything where you are holding a weight against gravity with your grip will increase forearm strength/size.

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Re: Wrist and Forearm training

#4 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Mon Jun 29, 2015 5:12 pm

I agree. If you are performing most of the big power lifts (deadlifts, bench and even barbell curls) they are going to be worked pretty hard. You can always include things like bar hangs and Farmers Walks which are fantastic for grip strength and heaps better than hand grippers.

I'd just thrown them in your car and use them when you're stuck in traffic !!

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Re: Wrist and Forearm training

#5 Postby seanE » Thu Aug 20, 2015 5:23 am

pull ups with a towel can be quite pain full if that helps. :D
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Re: Wrist and Forearm training

#6 Postby muchidna » Thu Aug 20, 2015 5:53 pm

i dont think hand grippers will do much... only place they have i think is for therapy

try dumbbell shrugs, bar hangs, and reverse grip back exercises

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Re: Wrist and Forearm training

#7 Postby tylerpc73 » Mon Apr 04, 2016 2:37 pm

The two best exercises for my forearms are behind the back wrist curls and any type of grip strength exercises. Particularly grip strength exercises I see a significant size increase in my forearm muscles
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