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You might have spent a lot of time strengthening your upper body, but did you know that it’s all pointless if you don’t pay enough attention to your forearms? Yes, it’s true. Not many realise that the forearm flexors (or wrist flexors) are the same muscles that help us develop a strong grip.
Think about it, we have to use our forearms to carry everything, from small bags to heavy furniture. If you don’t have enough grip strength, it will hamper your ability to pick things and move them around with relative ease. Unsurprisingly, it is most critical for weightlifters, but it is also important for others. You see, when you work on grip strength, the size of your forearms increases.
Let’s first understand what exactly is the function of forearm muscles.
Forearm muscles are actually a set of smaller muscles that move in four ways:
When all these muscles are worked, your grip gets strengthened.
What’s important to keep in mind is that the forearm muscles are pretty stiff. So, if you think working them out once a week is enough, then you’re wrong. You have to perform forearm exercises every alternate day to see maximum results.
When you perform forearm exercises, both the number of repetitions as well as the pace of your movements are critical. A minimum of 15 to 20 reps is essential to see any visible effect.
Now that you know all about this muscle group, let’s get down to some lean mean forearm exercises:
So, make sure you’re incorporating these exercises to your workouts for those strong forearms!
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