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    weak forearms

    do bicep curls work the forearms as well? sometimes my forearms get sore after cable curls, sometimes they don't. its never a pain, I can just feel them fatiguing as the set progresses, and I get some soreness post workout (back&bi's). I primarily feel curls in my biceps so it isn't a form issue, just want to know if the soreness I feel in my upper forearms is normal? or are my forearms just a lot weaker then my biceps are? (I also have had tennis elbow in the past if that makes a difference)

    When I roll out around my elbow joint and lower triceps the soreness seems to subside largely
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    My forearms used to flare up pretty quickly while doing almost any exercise where grip strength was even mildly involved. I tried to cheat a lot of exercises by just letting the weights rest in my palms (mainly pressing movements). What helped was focusing on gripping the weights a little bit harder than required for every exercise. Forearms would tire out quickly but they got used to the extra work load over time. Hasn't been an issue in years.
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    Pull Ups. Just hang.
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    Hammer curls with dumbbells will work the forearms well, brachialis and brachioradialis are quite involved with these. If you have a tricep or swiss bar available, those are also great choices as they allow for more weight to be loaded. The forearms just loooove neutral grip.
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    Originally Posted by TheShadowMan View Post
    Hammer curls with dumbbells will work the forearms well, brachialis and brachioradialis are quite involved with these. If you have a tricep or swiss bar available, those are also great choices as they allow for more weight to be loaded. The forearms just loooove neutral grip.
    I'll give those a try. I don't do any direct forearm exercises so I think it could be an imbalance between my biceps and forearms. I don't feel the forearms when performing curls really, just sometimes post workout.

    My form doesn’t change either, so I’m not sure why it acts up and sometimes it doesn’t.
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    Originally Posted by Hannahp21 View Post
    I'll give those a try. I don't do any direct forearm exercises so I think it could be an imbalance between my biceps and forearms. I don't feel the forearms when performing curls really, just sometimes post workout.

    My form doesn’t change either, so I’m not sure why it acts up and sometimes it doesn’t.
    Well if you'd rather use compounds, farmer's walks, neutral grip pull ups, and power cleans hit forearms pretty hard(and much of the body as well) but they can be pretty taxing once they're taken to higher weights.
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    Originally Posted by TheShadowMan View Post
    Well if you'd rather use compounds, farmer's walks, neutral grip pull ups, and power cleans hit forearms pretty hard(and much of the body as well) but they can be pretty taxing once they're taken to higher weights.
    I guess my question is since I’m 99% positive it is not my form, is the soreness normal? I woke up this morning with my biceps super sore, and the whole underside of my forearm (when the palm is down) especially right near the elbow joint. It was after pull day and I’ve heard pull/back exercises use a lot of forearm
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    Yes you can never totally eliminate the work of other areas from a target area.
    It will be different from person to person.
    You might want to try straps on bicep exercises to help eliminate some forearm involvement.
    Yes some soreness can be normal depending on how you do the exercise and what tool/bar/technique you choose.
    An EZ curl bar will be more forearm friendly and DB's can be also.
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    Can't help, I use straps for everything now so my forearms grow weaker by the day
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    If you’re trying to work your forearms more while you do curls, try reverse grip.

    If you’re trying to avoid forearm pain while doing curls, use an EZ curl bar on the preacher curl station.
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    I second the reverse grip curls. To target the forearms more tuck in your thumb instead of wrapping it. As an added benefit I get added vascularity on the forearms.
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    You can also use fat grips when you reverse grip curl (or any curl) to work on your forearms.

    But at that point you might as well do some direct forearm work.
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