Most of us think that the forearm, grip, and hand muscles are not necessary. Well, to tell you the truth, the two mentioned are one of the most important muscles that we should be developing, they promote an increase in functional strength. Overall forearm strength needed for lifting any object. Grip and hand strength needed if you are into sport.
If you would like to improve other type of lifts, you would need to improve your forearm strength. An example would be pull-ups; you will need a strong forearm to pull yourself. IN general, forearms get the exercise that it needs when you are doing exercises that involve pulling. However, if you want to achieve a better result, then you should incorporate other forearm movements in your exercise routine.
When performing forearm movements, I recommend doing at least ten repetitions since it helps to have a strong forearm that could last a longer time hanging on something. Forearm training is ideal to improve functional strength and improve their ability to perform lifts, but those hoping to go even further should also increase their hand and grip strength.
If we are going to strengthen our grip, then we would also strengthen both forearm and hand.
To start with hand training, we first need to have a strong grip. Now, let’s start with the training. Grabbing onto something heavy like a weight plate (or two) between the finger and thumb is a sure fire way to strengthen our grip. By placing rubber band around the fingers and opening and closing your hands against the resistance, we could workout the extensor muscles.
The hand is the first part of the body that should be strengthen if we want to attain massive grip strength. We could sue a used tennis ball; all we have to do is to squash it on our hand. The hand can recover fast so we could do these routine 4-5 times weekly. However, you could do this exercise three days a week if you do not have time.
People should really incorporate grip strength training, hand strength, and forearm exercises into their exercise routine. Increased hand strength also increase functional strength; also facilitates smoother performance when performing exercise that involves pulling. Who would not want to have a hand that is a powerful of that as Bruce Lee. As a beginning point, simply attempt to gain enough strength to haul a 60lb piece of luggage without relying on its wheels.