Yes. I do the exercise you mention. Eifferman had it in one of his articles. You can't really use enough weight to work the flexors but it does blow up the extensors. I guess I'm lucky (knock on wood) I can train my extensors pretty hard with traditional extensions (I use a db and do one hand at a time).motherjuggs&speed wrote: ↑Sat Oct 31, 2020 1:59 amIt's not that the extensors will ever need to exert much force. The rationale I've seen is: training extension may prevent too much of an imbalance. But maybe it's just not needed.
Anyone tried farmers holds with DBs and doing sets of inward flexion SSed with outward flexion? My thought is that since the forearm muscles need and can tolerate more work than the big muscles this would be a way to get that work in, in a way that feels friendlier to the wrists than regular and reverse WCs.
The reason being that there's far more muscle in the forearms than in the hands, and it seems unlikely that a really strong grip will be built without hitting the forearms hard. There are specific skill grips but we're looking for general strength, right?
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I also do forearm flexions with dbs hanging down at the sides: so just the flexion part of the exercise.
For most flexion work I do them with my forearm resting on the bench lengthwise with my hand hanging off. I lean way over to the side and my arm is between my legs. The motion is a lot like arm wrestling. I have a pic of draper doing it but can't load it. Here it is:
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It is much easier on the tendons (at least for me). I can go heavy up to 100lbs.
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