The forearms are utilized in many exercises, including deadlift and bench press. To get strong grip strength, you need stronger forearms. And as you may already know, stronger grip is invaluable in workouts. That makes forearms even more important to increase strength and stability, among other things.
That being said, let’s discuss 5 reasons why you should focus more on your forearm during training sessions.
1) Greater overall strength
Forearm training is still the easiest way to increase your overall strength – the easiest change you can make to increase your functional strength. Apparently, you need this during workouts.
Furthermore, if you are an athlete, you need it even more. Strongman competitors need grip strength immensely to succeed in competitions. And powerlifters need a wise-grip to pull a heavy lift off the floor. That’s not all. Wrestlers, MMA fighters, and grapplers need strong grip when fighting opponents. The list goes on and on.
However, it is true that forearm and wrist training can be resistant to growth. The only exception to this is people who are genetically gifted with it. For the rest of the population, you cannot get a strong forearm if you do not focus on its training.
2) It enables you to perform exercises that maximizes and develop triceps, biceps, deltoid, back strength and chest.
You cannot do that efficiently if you have health complications with your forearm. That’s why it is imperative that you spend the needed time to increase the strength of your forearms, which play a very important role.
3) A well-developed forearm helps lower risk from repetitive movements.
That does not go without saying that it helps to balance the rest of an impressive physique. That’s because they are always on the show of public.
4) To prevent weak joints and crush forearm pain.
It is not uncommon for athletes to have forearm pain, especially when neglected. In order to prevent the pain or curb or reduce the pain and stiffness, try simple wrist stretches and forearm stretches throughout the day. It will help to curb the pain and stiffness in your forearm(s).
5) It is very important for self defense.
Someone who wants to hurt you in a CQC (close quarter combat) will instinctively use his or her hands first – in most cases anyway. You need to grab his or her wrist firmly and take advantage of it. And it is difficult to do that if you have a weak forearm. (That’s if it is not an impossible feat). So you need to control the person’s hands in order to win the day. The truth is, you could easily do that with a strong forearm. This is another valid reason you should consider focusing on your forearm.
In conclusion, forearms can aid in the prevention of wrist injury and performance in athletics. You need it to increase strength and for self defense. And because forearms are being engaged as secondary muscles while you are working your shoulders, chest, back, and of course your arms; you need to focus on them to get them to respond better. Apparently, forearm training is essential to fitness in its entirety.