3 Tips for Building Big Forearms
For many lifters, the Forearms end up lagging behind in development.
Obviously, no lack of
forearm development here…
The reasons vary, but could be any of the following…
Maybe you’ve relied on straps too much in your training and as a result your forearms just aren’t challenged.
Maybe you’ve been doing the same handful of exercises all the time and need a change.
Or maybe you get locked into doing the same old “light weights for lots of reps” approach, because either that’s what you were told to do, or it used to work before so you just kept on doing.
Regardless of the cause, here are 3 things you can start doing in order to get bigger forearms.
1. Start Training for Strength
Maybe the problem is that your forearms are on the weaker side.
Try bumping up the weights and setting yourself a goal for hitting a specific strength mark in your forearm training.
This will force you to change up your approach and can result in improved forearm development.
2. Start Training More Movements
Your forearms are capable of a LOT of different movement patterns.
Unfortunately most lifters only train a couple of these patterns.
This neglect of key motions can be a BIG contributor to stalled forearm gains.
And once you start plugging these new movements back in, you’ll start seeing growth again.
3. Think More Wrist
It does no good to have a weak, brittle, fragile set of wrists. The wrists NEED to be trained hard and completely, too.
Training the wrists for both strength and volume will built those sick serpent-like sinews that run alongside the bones in your forearms.
When those wrist postural muscles get built up, that’s when your forearms really POP and start to look truly FIERCE.
So, are you ready to build some bigger forearms?
If so, you need to check out my new Workout of the Month: Fierce Forearms.
If doing High Volume forearm work was all that was needed, then EVERYBODY would have big, bulbous forearms.
You’ve got to attack the forearms the right way in order to see sustained growth.
Don’t use the caveman approach and think the harder you work in the gym and the more time you spend there, the bigger your forearms will get.
For best results, you want to train the forearms like you would the rest of your body.
This means different angles with different loads, rep speeds, and other variables…
And that’s what my Fierce Forearms workout is all about <= Grab your copy right now.
All the best in your training.
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I posted this video on my Facebook wall a week or so ago, but I wanted to also add it here.
This video is by my friend, John Wojciechowski, a strength coach and grip sport friend of mine.
As you watch this video, think about this…
Every day that goes by, there are opportunities to improve, to get stronger, to get BETTER.
It may seem like we have all kinds of time to put the work in we need to, with each passing day, the opportunities to get better are sliding by.
We all need to make sure that we are taking advantage of the time we have.
That may mean sneaking in an extra workout, planning meals better, getting your water intake right, or any other number of things.
But it’s gotta come from inside YOU.
Your parents, your friends, your family, your partners can’t do it for you.
YOU know what YOU need to do.
Make your opportunities count. NO REGRETS.
Renew your commitment to your goals RIGHT NOW, if you’ve been letting distractions get in your way.
And if you need help getting back on the right path, send me a note and maybe I can help you.
All the best in your training.
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Inch Dumbbell DVD
I’m excited to announce that I have a new DVD coming out soon on How to Lift the Inch Dumbbell.
This is a topic that readers have been asking me about for several years.
For many, Lifting the Inch Dumbbell is a lifetime goal of theirs.
For others, it’s something that they think they might never be able to reach, because it is so challenging to lift.
Well, I say, STOP PUTTING THE INCH ON A PEDESTAL.
With this DVD, everyone, from newbies in the world of Grip, to wily veterans who’ve set the Inch as their next goal, and even to the gripster who bought the Inch on a whim and is unsure how to go about working with it, will understand how to train on the Inch Dumbbell.
To be the first to get your hands on this DVD, add your information to the box below:
Here are some of the things you’re gonna learn when you pick up this DVD:
1. Inch Dumbbell Lifting Styles
There are 4 main ways to lift the Inch. You’ll learn exactly what they are, which one provides you with the most mechanical advantage, and which ones are more challenging.
2. Getting a Good Grip on the Inch
Do you just “Grab n Go?” They you might be making it harder on yourself to lift the Inch. You’re gonna learn the way you should apply your grip to maximize your grip strength, and also how to take advantage of the elastic properties of your hand skin.
3. Taking Advantage of Your Strengths
: You may not know it yet, but you may not be truly taking advantage of your individual strengths when you try to lift the Inch. You’re going to learn the three grip variations you can use on your attempts so you CAN take better advantage of your strengths and make lifting the Inch easier.
4. Inch Training Alternatives
What if you don’t have an Inch Dumbbell Replica yet? Does that mean you’re outta luck? No way! There’s plenty of good implements you can use to build Inch Lifting hand strength, you’ve just gotta know which ones are legit, and which ones are a waste of your time. You’ll find all that out here.
5. Inch Training Drills
There is SO MUCH you can do with your Inch Dumbbell, but you might not have thought of it yet. In 10 years of Inch Dumbbell training, I’ve discovered dozens of ways to work with the Inch. You’re gonna learn my absolute best Inch training drills so you can waste less time and move closer to the Inch faster than ever.
6. Inch Implement Drills
If you’ve bought a bunch of gear and you’re not sure what to do with it, no worries. You’ll soon see some High Impact drills you can do with things like the Rolling Thunder, Wrist Wrench, Gulley Grip, FBBC Crusher, Shot Loadable and Plate Loadable Dumbbells, and MORE!
At this point, your mouth MUST be watering to get your hands on this DVD.
Well, I’m not even done shooting this thing yet, so there’s gonna be EVEN MORE once this thing’s done.
While it’s not 100% complete yet, I’m at the stage where things are going to accelerate very quickly.
Make sure you’re on the Inch Dumbbell DVD List so you’ll know when it comes out ASAP.
For now, I’ve got a little bit more filming, quite a bit of editing, and some uploading and mastering to do.
All the best in your training!
Grip Training with the “Chunk”
My gym is filled to the brim with cool grip training gear I’ve accumulated over the years.
That’s what happens when you collect stuff for over 10 years!
Every so often, I like to dig one of the hidden gems out of the corner, dust it off, and give it a few pulls.
Recently, we pulled out the “Chunk.” This one isn’t really “new” to me, as I’ve had it since 2006, but I don’t think I’ve ever put anything out in the public about it until now. So, in that sense, I guess you could say it’s new…
The Chunk Block Weight
The Chunk is a 66-lb steel or iron drop, or scrap piece, essentially a piece that was cut off and never used. The Chunk is what’s considered a Block Weight. Even though Block Weights are usually one of the heads of a dumbbell, they can be any block-shaped implement that you lift with an open handed pinch grip.
Block Weights can be very beneficial for your training. They work the thumb very hard, and they make the entire lower arm work together in order to perform your lifts.
Block Weight Training is a great form of grip training to add into your routine.
Block Weights develop hand and grip strength in a general sense, which means it has the potential to improve strength in order types of grip training, and will carry over to other types of lifting because you’ll be stronger overall from doing Block Weight Training.
Here’s a few videos where we lift the Chunk and try some cool variations by adding weight to it…
Intro to the Chunk
Just taking a look at the Chunk to see its weight and features such as edges and surfaces.
Protected Training on the Chunk
With the sharp edges the Chunk has, we tried protecting our skin with a suede bending wrap and lifting it.
Throwing Chains on the Chunk
Adding chains makes it tougher to complete the lift because it gets heavier, the higher you pull it. It’s an excellent way to train your grip, borrowed from the world of Powerlifting (Louie Simmons introduced me to the concept).
Major Take-aways from Today’s Post
Here’s a few things to remember from today’s post for your training.
- Block Weights are beneficial because they target the thumb (often neglected in training) and develop the entire lower arm in a general sense.
- Block Weights come in nearly endless shapes and sizes and can be used for many different types of lifts.
- Don’t be afraid to pull from other established training protocols and try the concepts in your grip training in order to spice things up a bit and keep yourself progressing. Naturally, do so safely!
If you’d like to get started with Block Weight Training, but don’t know where to begin, then grab my Block Weight Training DVD today. It also comes in digital format so you don’t have to mess with shipping.
All the best in your training.
Discover New Levels of Hand Strength with Block Weight Training
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Question for you – –
How bad do YOU want to win?
How bad do YOU want to accomplish your goals?
Do you want it THIS BAD?
As I was cruising Facebook last night, weaving back and forth between the nonsense about Tom Brady’s deflated balls and the lies about Bin Laden’s death, I found this gem, from my friend, Jared Fleming.
- “So proud and inspired by my girl and her AMAZING performance at the USA Wrestling National Championships this weekend!!
Veronica showed more heart and internal motivation to win than I have ever seen in another person.
During her 4th match she broke her arm and tore ligaments… To the point you could see her arm was actually deformed.
She came back with 2 minutes left on the clock and WON the match with a broken arm and took 3rd place overall!!“
Can you believe that?
I actually had trouble getting to sleep last night because of this…
It inspired me so much, I got an adrenaline rush and wanted to train, but it was bed time.
I gotta get my beauty sleep, brotherrrrr!
Man, DIESELS, I hope this fires you up today.
I hope it motivates you to take your training up a notch.
It should make you want your goals even more.
Imagine having to finish a wrestling match with a broken arm.
No, not having to.
I’m sure nobody told Veronica she HAD to go out and finish the match.
She did that because of her burning desire for competition and savage hunger for excellence.
Let’s take a bite out of that today and apply it to our life, our work, our family, and our training.
What do you say?
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