How do climbers have such forearms?

It's all just grips, there is no supination, pronation, any flexion, nothing.

  1. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    pic unrelated obviously

  2. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    That’s how forearms grow. It’s why tradesmen usually have nice forearms as well. Just get a roller

  3. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Do you really need to ask this question? They're holding onto things and pulling themselves up from a load of different angles and constantly. C'mon mate. Assuming this isn't just another retarded bait thread, how the fuck do you think they would not build strong forearms from all of that. Use your fucking head

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      There is no flexion going on, no pronation, no supination, they don't twist their hands in that way. Climbers just grip, nothing more.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        The gripping muscle in the forearm is by far the most important for everyday use and therefore evolved to be the largest by far. Big forearms = big grip strength and vice-versa. You dont need extension etc exercises if you just want big forearms because the muscles involved in those movements are so much smaller its a waste of energy unless you're a ifbb pro trying to eek out the most miniscule of advantages on stage

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          >waste of energy
          These movements are important too for longetivity and healthy strong forearms.

          [...]
          Have you never heard of an isometric hold you retard? Do you not think Planks work?

          Where do you do a flexed isometric hold or any deviation when climbing? Picrelated.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            Every single grip and pull in rock climbing involves forearm isometric holds. The energy is expended in maintaining compression on the holds to increase friction, and holding your wrists at various angles from gravity. This is done by compressing muscle fibers in order to change their mechanical properties. The same way planking works.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/YmvEEEo.jpg

        It's all just grips, there is no supination, pronation, any flexion, nothing.

        Have you never heard of an isometric hold you retard? Do you not think Planks work?

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          I don't think planks work

          another anon

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        There's loads of twisting and different angles. Strong wrists are how you hold onto slopers.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          So is bouldering or climbing a good way to train forearms holistically?

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            I did it for a few weeks and noticed bigger forearms. You can also just do thumbless pullups/deadhangs. You might have to add weight to get past an eventual plateau though.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >no flexion going on
        Do you even know how the human body works, how muscles work? Muscle contraction does not equal movement if an equal or larger opposing force is acting in the opposite direction.

        Both in static (clinging to the wall, generating continuous force to hold position) and dynamic (swinging from one boulder to another, causing the body to swing, needing to be stabilized) movements forearm muscles are utilized.

        In static movements you have either flexors, radial muscles and pronator or combinations contracting generating continuous inward force. Obviously someone with their body hanging to the right of the boulder will engage the outward radial muscle of their right arm and the inward radial muscle of their left arm, that is the direction in which force needs to be applied to counteract gravity. Obviously hanging from below and pulling one self up over an overhang causes flexor contraction, either to hold position or to advance. Pronation has its uses, especially when force needs to be applied to small holds that cannot be fully gripped.

        In dynamic movements you have situations where climbers have to hold on with one hand or even just their fingertips after a big swing or jump. The entire body is swinging beyond the boulder and muscles throughout the body are used to stabilize, legs, calves, core, chest, lats, traps, shoulders, biceps, triceps and especially all the forearm muscles. If you have your entire body (generally 70kg for climbers) swinging in a big arc and you are trying to hold on with just your hand or your fingertips, stabilizing your hand in the position required not to lose your grip requires the engagement of every forearm muscle, since there is dynamic movement in every direction (left/right bodily swing, downward pull of gravity, twisting of the arm requiring stabilizing counter-contraction).

        Please, please, PLEASE pick up a book about human muscular anatomy and learn a thing or two about how climbing works.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          You put way too much effort into a post that anon probably won’t read much less understand

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            tru but I did thenks

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Thoughts on pic related?

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            link to thread?

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              It was a while ago I'm afraid, I don't have it. I did try it once and liked it so I'm going to try again but since we were talking about it anyway I thought I'd ask.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        peak dunning kruger right here

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        either you're a retard not worth anyone's time or a shitty lonely baiter not worth anyone's time, there is no other possibility

  4. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Grip the thin ledge of one of your fucking doorways and pull yourself up
    See what muscles wind up flexing, you dipshit

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Grip the thin ledge of one of your fucking doorways and pull yourself up

      Only do this if you're renting from Moishe Noseberg

  5. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Retard

  6. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    No pronation? Are you dense?

  7. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I have bigger forearms and what looks like the same bodyfat% but my veins are basically invisible. what gives?

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Youre just fat and in denial

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Drink more water, consume less sodium, consume more potassium, take vasodilators like L-citrulline, genetics, etc.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        No, no, no and no. Work those muscles and lose fat. That's it.

  8. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Do dead hangs for a cumulative hour each day, you'll quickly see why

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      I can barely dead hang for a minute

  9. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    How do I forearm maxx at the gym ?
    Getting forearm mogged is humiliating

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      wrist curls and dead hangs

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        How long dead hang how many sets how many rep

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          I just do one dead hang to failure after every session
          wrist curls are for pull day

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Do deadhangs on the days you really load your spine. You know, deadlifts, squats, that kinda shit.
          Yeah, grip strength and shit, but more importantly good lord sweet relief. Your lower back will just do fucking nothing and will love you for it.

  10. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Bros…. Does a forearm roller work

  11. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Forearm work is so much fun. It burns a lot but the pump is amazing.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Mirin what do you do?

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Thanks. I do reverse wrist curls with a plate and use grippers (I also don't use straps and always use a thumbless grip).

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          >thumbless grip
          Is that why people use It to help with forearm gainz? I would much rather lose on those gainz for safety.
          I already being doing wrist curls with a dumbell (normal and reverse) during bench pauses and I'm seeing some decent gainz with that, might just need to add grippers and dead hangs into the mix

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            When I started lifting I read that using a thumbless grip can help you feel your lats and disengage your biceps somewhat and I just got used to it. I only do it on my pull/chin-ups and rows. I'm not sure what kind of safety you're referring to. Obviously you won't work your forearms like that on bench press or something.

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              I thought you used that grip for benching that's why I said the thing about safety. Didn't occur to me you can use that grip on other exercises kek

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah no, only on back exercises. Try it out.

  12. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >why do people that use their forearms a lot have big forearms?
    most retarded post I've seen in a while

  13. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    they weigh 120lb and their entire sport is grip strength training. you don't even need to be that lean to see veins you can still be pudgy without abs and have them

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      veins are mostly genes.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      When you weight 200lbs you needs loads of grip strenght though.

      And other stuff. Stopped lifting when I started bouldering about four years ago, not gonna switch back.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        I like this video about it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2mOn8NoR84

  14. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >tfw cubital tunnel syndrome
    I am scared bros, will the tingling go away?

  15. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Your fingers just hold you to the rock, you climb with your feet retards.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Try climbing, you will get a forearm pump.

  16. 3 months ago
    Himbo Chad

    you're overthinking it
    forearms grow from frequent use and static movement.
    That being said, stop watching >le science based workouts. Just grip it and rip it.

  17. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    since we're talking about forearms here, what do you think about finger tip pushups?

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