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#398221 - 06/02/08 02:05 PM strengthening the wrists?
Tom2199 Offline

Registered: 04/18/04
Posts: 834
Loc: England
what are some ways of stregthening the wrists and forearms, i think this would help with my BJJ.

Thanks in advance

#398222 - 06/02/08 02:13 PM Re: strengthening the wrists? [Re: Tom2199]
Tom2199 Offline

Registered: 04/18/04
Posts: 834
Loc: England

#398223 - 06/02/08 02:31 PM Re: strengthening the wrists? [Re: Tom2199]
Supremor Offline
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Registered: 07/22/04
Posts: 2510
Loc: UK

what about this, any good?

Might help, but I think it is unnecessary if you are going to the gym a couple of times a week. Deadlifting, in my opinion is a fantastic builder of forearm strength. If you want to supplement it, you can do farmers walks; but honestly after a few sets of deadlifts, you won't need any supplementary work.

Other than that, rope climbing can be very beneficial. All these things require minimum equipment if you are at a gym, and are probably a good deal more effective than this Everlast gadget.

#398224 - 06/02/08 02:32 PM Re: strengthening the wrists? [Re: Tom2199]
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Registered: 11/25/04
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I wouldn't really worry about strengthening wrists/forearms seperately. Just work deadlifts or bent-over rows, you'll get good effect from that. I also used to do pinch-grip lifts carrying weight plates up and down the stairs in my house, which was useful for my BJJ stuff (we train in gi).
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#398225 - 06/02/08 06:15 PM Re: strengthening the wrists? [Re: MattJ]
shitosempei Offline

Registered: 04/16/08
Posts: 28
What about finishing your workout with a few simple wrist and reverse wrist dumbbell curls?

#398226 - 06/04/08 10:56 PM Re: strengthening the wrists? [Re: Tom2199]
Borrek Offline

Registered: 01/05/06
Posts: 501
Loc: Ann Arbor, MI
Hang 2 hand towels over a pull up bar, and grasp one in each hand. Just do regular pull ups and you'll see a nice grip increase.

this is a bit off topic, but I found my judo grappling got better when I stopped worrying about gripping hard and used more "cupping" grips and other parts of my body to trap my opponent. The only thing that I really use a grasping type grip on is chokes with the gi, and I've never had a gi slip in my grip.


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