Forearms should be taken just as seriously as any other
body part. They are involved in nearly every exercise for the upper body,
either by helping you grip a piece of equipment or by being a part of all
pushing and pulling actions. So they get a lot of incidental training even when
you are not specifically doing forearm exercises. In fact, anytime you flex the
elbows or wrists, you put stress on the forearm muscles.
If you have week
forearms, it can limit the types of exercises you can do. Strong forearms
allow you to train with heavier weights and, in exercises such as Chins and
cable Rows, in which the hand and wrist are generally the "weak link,"
give you the capacity to train hard and put more stress on other muscles.
Forearms are best trained with biceps, because it is impossible to get a great bicep workout without
placing a lot of stress on the forearms.
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