Simple Yet Effective Exercises for Developing Strong Forearms

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Often overlooked, the forearm is actually a highly-important area to train as part of your gym routine. Not only are your forearms vital when picking up and carrying heavy objects, but they can also assist you when performing fine motor skills such as writing. Here are some effective yet easy-to-do workouts to develop tough and toned forearms.

Palms-Up Wrist Curl

Grab two dumbbells and sit on a chair or workout bench. Rest your wrists on your knees with your palms facing up. Keeping the rest of your arms still, use your wrist to raise the dumbbells as much as you can before a brief pause. Then, lower your wrists slowly back to the starting position.

Dumbell Reverse Curl

Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and a dumbbell in each hand. Place your arms at your sides with your palms facing you. With your elbows locked in place, curl the weights upwards until a little after you hit a 90-degree angle before lowering back down. Make sure not to rock your body during this movement.