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    Strengthening the forearm and wrist?

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    So, i'm building up a lot of strength, but my wrists are still lagging behind! I had Rickets as a kid and since then my wrists have always been a bit disproportionately weak. I'm also double jointed and have to be really careful that things don't 'pop' out

    Anyway, is there anything i can do to strengthen them? I'm already doing girlie push ups (working my way up) and some weight training, and planks are helping.
    I'm working on 25lb barbels, i can lift them every which way except curls, because my wrist wobbles like mad!

    Heeelp. I don't have access to other weights, so cheap ideas are appreciated. Money is tight.
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    Pretty much everything you do upper body wise is going to help. The wrists and forearms only contain small muscles, so growth and strength gains might take longer than a larger muscle like the shoulders or chest. Still, push ups (maybe go to knuckles or fingertips to involve the wrist more) pull ups or reverse pull ups, deadlifts, etc... are all going to work those muscles.

    Back in the day when I was lifting all the time I would do some specific isolation exercises for the wrist and forearm. I've come to the conclusion now that those are pretty useless if you're doing other exercises.

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    Ok, i'll try some more upper bodyweight stuff, and i'll take a look at those links. Thanks guys!
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    Sounds weird but maybe it's not...

    I have a club that I swing- both hands, over head, like pounding fence posts. I started out with a heavy hammer at work, just playing around. One of the things I noticed that was my forearms got one hell of a workout! I was totally expecting back, shoulders and such to be sore, but not my forearms. I suppose it could have to do with having to grip a heavy, swinging object.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diana Renata View Post
    Sounds weird but maybe it's not...

    I have a club that I swing- both hands, over head, like pounding fence posts. I started out with a heavy hammer at work, just playing around. One of the things I noticed that was my forearms got one hell of a workout! I was totally expecting back, shoulders and such to be sore, but not my forearms. I suppose it could have to do with having to grip a heavy, swinging object.

    *putters off to find a club*
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    You could also use a broom and do wrist rolls..add a weight if its too easy.

    Wrist Roller Exercise Guide and Video

    Or if you want to be really cheap..soak a large bath towel and then wring it out till its dry!
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    Quote Originally Posted by olebaldie View Post
    You could also use a broom and do wrist rolls..add a weight if its too easy.

    Wrist Roller Exercise Guide and Video

    Or if you want to be really cheap..soak a large bath towel and then wring it out till its dry!
    Thanks, i'll try this one too.
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    Swing away with a sledgehammer. Can't do much better for grip and wrist strength.

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    You could also get a cheap set of wrist weights and just go about your normal day =D

    Amazon.com: ReebokĀ*Thumblock Wrist Weight (2-Pound Set): Sports & Outdoors

    Or wear them as well as doing all these other exercises.
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