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Dumbbell forearm curls
September 08, 2017, 08:31:19 pm
From about 8 mins in:



Does anyone do this? I just arbitrarily added a few sets to the end of my training session this eve. I get the feeling I'll be getting DOMS, perhaps that means I've targeted an area of muscle I'm missing with the usual hang routine. But also, therefore, muscle I don't necessarily need to recruit to hang off stuff in real climbing.

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#1 Re: Dumbbell forearm curls
September 09, 2017, 01:19:12 am
Yep, I do similar with a barbell in a squat rack set up with a low catcher.

Start with bodyweight and work up from there. Be wary I found I would lift myself off slopers by doing a finger tip pull up as it teaches you to curl your fingers hard!

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#2 Re: Dumbbell forearm curls
September 09, 2017, 09:49:08 am
Yep, I do similar with a barbell in a squat rack set up with a low catcher.
I'm sure that by doing forearm curls in the squat rack you made a lot of friends in the gym.

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#3 Re: Dumbbell forearm curls
September 09, 2017, 01:12:04 pm
I train late at night so normally have the place to myself!

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#4 Re: Dumbbell forearm curls
September 09, 2017, 01:31:11 pm
I train late at night so normally have the place to myself!

Are you saying, that when you walk in, everyone else leaves?


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#5 Re: Dumbbell forearm curls
September 09, 2017, 04:33:44 pm
I train late at night so normally have the place to myself!

Are you saying, that when you walk in, everyone else leaves?


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#6 Re: Dumbbell forearm curls
September 09, 2017, 07:35:25 pm
Yep, I do similar with a barbell in a squat rack set up with a low catcher.

Start with bodyweight and work up from there. Be wary I found I would lift myself off slopers by doing a finger tip pull up as it teaches you to curl your fingers hard!

Right. Useful for making gains do you think, or should I stick to hanging off bits of wood?

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#7 Re: Dumbbell forearm curls
September 10, 2017, 12:13:26 am
Just different exercises, keep things fresh.

Perhaps try and cycle it with fingerboarding to push past any plateaus.