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    Forearm development


    I am a pitcher and I need to develop my forearm more to get a better curve ball does anybody have a way to build forearm strength quickly?

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    reverse grip bb curls, wrist twists, hammer curls are what i do for forearms
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    im luck and have really devolped forarms. but every once and a while to help with grip/forearm stregth i grab the biggest dumbbells in the gym (150) and hold them for as long as i can.
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    It's not so much forearm muscle that you need; it's grip strength that you need. Plate pinches, Fat Gripz, Captains of Crushers, etc. are some examples of things that help grip strength.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    It's not so much forearm muscle that you need; it's grip strength that you need. Plate pinches, Fat Gripz, Captains of Crushers, etc. are some examples of things that help grip strength.
    This. Also sticking your hand in a bucket of sand and squeezing it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZiR RED View Post
    This. Also sticking your hand in a bucket of sand and squeezing it.
    or rice
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    It's not so much forearm muscle that you need; it's grip strength that you need. Plate pinches, Fat Gripz, Captains of Crushers, etc. are some examples of things that help grip strength.

    What are Captains of Crushers?. I googled that and just came up with pictures from star trek.
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    Nevermind, found them. I hate those things. They always seemed like a gimmick to me. I'd rather do something not so boring and tedious.
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    Heavy anything with no straps.
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    You could also do things such as rows, pull ups and the likes with towels draped around the bar so that you are gripping the towel and not the barbell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tigerdb2 View Post
    You could also do things such as rows, pull ups and the likes with towels draped around the bar so that you are gripping the towel and not the barbell.
    This would be like replicating fat grips as Rodja mentioned.
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    So are fat Gripz worth the money?
    It is not the kind of car you drive. It is whether you can flip it.
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    heavy ass farmer walks, will also help with rotator cuff stabilization.
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    Quote Originally Posted by farmtireguy
    So are fat Gripz worth the money?
    I have yet I try them, but a lot of people whom I trust there opinion in these matters say they absolutely do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dalexander
    heavy ass farmer walks, will also help with rotator cuff stabilization.
    I love farmer walks
    It is not the kind of car you drive. It is whether you can flip it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CopyCat

    I have yet I try them, but a lot of people whom I trust there opinion in these matters say they absolutely do.
    I think I just might have to get a set.
    It is not the kind of car you drive. It is whether you can flip it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by farmtireguy View Post
    I think I just might have to get a set.
    Elitefts is the ones i have used, but you can always use a trap bar or heavy dumbbells or pour cement and rocks in 5 gallon pales.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CopyCat

    This would be like replicating fat grips as Rodja mentioned.
    I worded that poorly. I meant loop the towel around the bar so that aren't gripping the bar, pull up bar, whatever at all. You're holding only the towel
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    Quote Originally Posted by tigerdb2

    I worded that poorly. I meant loop the towel around the bar so that aren't gripping the bar, pull up bar, whatever at all. You're holding only the towel
    Ah, now I'm tracking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by T-Bone View Post
    Nevermind, found them. I hate those things. They always seemed like a gimmick to me. I'd rather do something not so boring and tedious.
    CoC are different from the little springy weights from yesteryear.
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    Rope climbing
    2-3 inch thick
    Rope same thickness with weight and drag them
    I would use anywhere from 30-75 feet

    Pinch grip plates
    Have no idea what it's called

    Wrist rollers

    Squeezing tennis ball
  

  
 

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