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    Despite lifting for quite a while my forearms don't seem to get any/noticeably bigger, even when doing forearm/wrist curls.

    So my question is obviously along with doing wrist/forearm curls, deadlifts and grip exercises what piece of equipment is better for building the forearms, the powerball or the hand-grips?

    Thanks.
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    How much do you deadlift?
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    I've never focused on my forearms, they seem to get bigger/more muscle by themselves as the rest of my body gets more muscle.
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    Deadlifting about 60-65 currently for 5 sets of 5.
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    (Original post by Troubled_Student)
    Deadlifting about 60-65 currently for 5 sets of 5.
    Thats the problem then, thats light for deadlifts.. as it increases your forearms will get bigger!
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    (Original post by IGregg)
    Thats the problem then, thats light for deadlifts.. as it increases your forearms will get bigger!
    I concur, although not massive (13") mine started looking good when I got to 2 x bodyweight deadlift.


    I also found weighted chin-ups useful.
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    lol @ the powerball
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    Lift heavier on your deadlifts, man!
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    Deadlift heavier...

    Most of the girls on here deadlift 20kg+ more than you just for a reference...

    And you've been lifting for "quite a while"?

    Try 3 sets of 5 at deadlift or even 1 set of 5 for your workset and you'll lift a lot heAVIER EASIER...
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    Stop doing wrist curls, they are deader than a-line flares with pockets in the knees.

    Man up and pul more, dip, grip and rip it up.

    If you wanna train for forearm size then don't use straps on anything, deadlift more, do some farmers walks and plate pinches.
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    Sometimes I give my gran a piggy back around the house. I find this destroys any issues I have with my fitness. Plus she loves it, it reminds her of the war.

    In terms of forearms, masturbation helps.
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    (Original post by Troubled_Student)
    Deadlifting about 60-65 currently for 5 sets of 5.
    I'm guessing you're a guy, if so that's pretty terrible. Anyway, I'd recommend you add some hammer curls - they primarily target the peak of the biceps but also your forearms.
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    Ive seen my mum lift more than 65kg
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    Even if you're not deadlifting and are doing a retarded routine for "quite a while" you will have the strength to do more than 65. That means you're not trying, which explains why your forearms don't grow. My friend got to 80 on his first time because he has done judo and jogging FFS.
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    i got 80-85 deadlift on my first ever attempt doing it at the gym, having never done anything remotely like it before, confused how someone can only be on 65 after training for "quite a while". My bro started on 45 with his first deadlifting, then was up to 80ish within about a month, then another 30kg more in the 2 months after that.

    obvious everyone is different and all that. but still.

    What weight did you start your deadlifts on and how have you been increasing them week on week? have you got a decent enough diet?
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    I don't do weights, but as a climber my forearms are freaking huge (even more so than people I know do weights). Make of that what you will... Perhaps do lots of chin ups?
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    my forearms are skinny too, makes it look like i owe my bicpes to synthol
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    (Original post by Troubled_Student)
    Deadlifting about 60-65 currently for 5 sets of 5.
    You sure your technique is right, do you line up the bar with the middle of your foot (not shoe) as it seems a bit low for someone thats been lifting for a while
 
 
 
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