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How To Get Super Strong Gripping Strength Exercising Your Forearms

Updated on December 29, 2017
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Strong forearms are impressive and sexy
Strong forearms are impressive and sexy

Here is How You Can Have Super Strong Grip Strength with this easy exercise

Have you ever shaken someone’s hand and afterwards thought that your shake was a bit weak and that the other person must have Herculean strength by the way they gripped your hand?

If you are a female then you probably don’t think about things like this but truth be known most males are aware and concerned with their grip strength, especially in the business world.

A firm handshake shows confidence interest and engagement of the moment. A limp soft grip is just gross, I am not sure how else to describe it.

So if you are one of those people that offer your hand up for sacrifice just stop it. On the other hand if you squeeze someone’s hand to hard trying to show you are stronger and crushing them then you will come across as an arrogant person.

Grip strength is not only important when shaking hands but for certain exercises where you are hanging, like chin ups or hanging knee raise’s.

Any time you are holding onto or gripping something, having some grip strength makes a big difference. Therefore grip strength training is important. Being a bodybuilder or power lifter is not required to be able to do this exercise so keep reading.

Some Reasons to Have Strong Grip Strength


How about opening a jar or an older sealer?

Not being able to open a simple pickle jar because you aren’t strong enough would have to be about as frustrating as could be.

Now I am not saying you need super human grip strength, just a good firm grip to make some things easier in life. Like being engaged when meeting someone and shaking their hand or being able to open that extra large jar of pickles.

Keeping your hands and forearms working and strong might even help to slow down the onset of arthritis. Now that is just my thought on the arthritis suggestion.

It is just my experience in life that when you keep your muscles and joints active they feel better. Just like the saying that says if you don’t use it you lose it.

I believe that to be true. Let’s get right to it and get you on your way to having stronger grip strength.

Here is How I Found This Easy Exercise


I came across an exercise a while ago that doesn’t put any strain on your wrist like a traditional barbell or dumbbell wrist curl does.

I find that when I do the traditional wrist curl my wrists get really sore. Most likely partially because of the weight and also because of the vulnerable position your wrist is in during the exercise.

I like to do barbell shrugs for my traps and whenever I do them my forearms get a good workout as well.

So I thought why not put some lighter weight on the barbell and let the bar roll down my fingers and then close my hands back up again causing my forearms to tense and see how that works for me. Well it works great.

No sore wrists and pumped up forearm muscles and stronger grip strength. The standing wrist curl works wonders.

Here is a Helpful Video to Show how to Perform this Exercise

Here is How to Perform the Standing Wrist Curl Exercise for Stronger Forearms


  • Make sure you use a weight for this exercise so that you can perform at least 8 to 12 repetitions per set.
  • Standing with a barbell in your hands hanging at arm’s length in front of you, let the barbell slowly roll down your hand with your fingers starting to straighten and the barbell rolling towards the end of your fingers.
  • You won’t be able to straighten your fingers because the bar will just drop on the floor.
  • When you have straightened your hands as much as possible reverse the movement and roll the bar back up your hand as you close your grip.
  • That was one repetition. Repeat for at least 8 to 12 reps for each set. If you can’t do that many reps then the weight is too heavy, so take some weight off the bar.

The great thing about this exercise is you don’t have to use a ton of weight to get excellent results. Do this exercise twice a week and in a few weeks you will notice a big difference in your grip strength.

Let Me Know What You Think of This Exercise

I tried it and.

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© 2010 Grant Handford

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