forearms and calves
- 08-26-2007, 03:53 AM
- 09-05-2007, 12:02 AM
forearms never. Heavy curls/heavy back
And to your question, no and no
- 09-10-2007, 07:24 PM
Personnally, i train forearm 1 time...sometime two depending of training recovery. Cycle it, train it 1 month and stop.
Many person, said to me in the past...dont train forearm that will cause tendonis or other injury. So, during 2-3 year, i dont train forearm anytime and it's one of the biggest error i did.
If you train it correctly, dont forget that it's a small muscle, it dont need too much set...and dont overtrain it !
But very nice result !
06-29-2008, 03:28 AM
- 5'10" 180 lbs.
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I think you should pay as much attention to your forearm muscles as you do to any other muscle group. Your forearms are 1/3 of your arm mass. Having a powerful a looking forearm can make your whole arm look bigger.
As far as training them goes, start out by training them once a week. I do forearms when I do the rest of my arms. I do four sets of wrist curls followed by four sets of reverse wrist curls, both with a barbell, for around 8-12 reps (depending on which set I'm on). I always like to get a full stretch in my forearms, trying to get as much muscle fiber recruitment as possible!
And as for calves, you want your leg muscles to be in proportion to the others, so having well developed calf muscles is essential to full leg development.
When I do calves, I do five sets of 15 with standing calf raises. Like forearms, and everything else, you want to get a good stretch when you're working your calves. Getting a full range of motion is really important. Don't worry about speed, or how much weight you can do, rather, focus on the feel. Since your calve muscles are used to constantly carrying the bulk of your body, you'll really have to blast them if you want them to grow. You'll know when you've really worked your calves!
06-29-2008, 03:44 AM
- 5'10" 200 lbs.
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i try to train calves twice a week, they require much much more blood flow for growth and recovery...meaning for me the most painful to train. if they're not burning, they're not growin'! stretching calves is very important part of there development and helps me prevent cramping in following sets. as far as forarms...fck'em they should grow as pointed out with heavy rows and all variations of bicep curls (hammers being the best), unless you want popeye forearms then go ahead and train'em
06-29-2008, 01:00 PM
i train both 2-3 times a week, often 2 days in a row then one off then another....
Be careful not to train forearms before a back day though or you wont have grip for shyt.
07-04-2008, 11:51 AM
i train forearms 4-5 times a week. diffrent weights all the time tho.
day 1 ill first start with 17.5 pounds and do 35-40x1 then ill get 40 pound db and do 12-15x1.
day2 assuming ur forearm is sore somewhat. ill do
25 pound db 15x1 then 35-37.5 pound db 20-25x1. so on etc etc
these muscles aint the same as others u got to do high reps in order to get them growing. calves too. switch up excercises no matter what u do u work out forearms. i put in 1/4 inch in about a month and a half to my forearm. bb.com has a good article on it if u feel like reading more
07-04-2008, 12:51 PM
07-04-2008, 01:30 PM
07-05-2008, 04:15 PM
07-05-2008, 04:51 PM
wanna compare forearms? I do ZERO direct forearm work.
07-05-2008, 05:43 PM
stupid question your asking.
genes have something to do with forearms.
height has something to do with forearms big or small go back to genes.
and being on a previous cycle does too
so whats the point of comparing? im giving him info on how to work on forearms and what has worked on me. right?
or please sir please please prove me wrong.
07-06-2008, 11:46 PM
Just lift heavy and dont use straps, forearms will follow
07-07-2008, 01:19 PM
Lee Priest doesn't do direct forearm training,but Frank Mcgrath does...........Ya'll should know who is who.And Lee does use straps.It allows you to get a better back work out cause grip will fail before your back does.
07-07-2008, 08:45 PM
and both aint natural!
07-07-2008, 09:50 PM
The answer is genetics guys.But if your forearms suck,don't accept that as the way it is.Train them hard and make the best out of them that you can.Not every muscle can be greatness,but all can be made better.Natural or not!!!!Mine have always been pretty good but I still train them cause I love the look of those forearms up there.
07-07-2008, 11:56 PM
deadlift with no straps and do a calf raise at the top of your squat
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