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5 More Arnold Training Tips

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While Arnold used anything and everything he could in his quest for muscle, he most often preferred basic free weights performed with solid form. Here are 5 classic Arnold moves you’ve got to be doing!

By Ted Hammond

Before you get started be sure to read the first 5 Arnold Training Tips!

Supinated Barbell Wrist Curl

If you look around your gym, you’ll likely see lots of of bulging biceps and huge chests, but if you look a little closer you’ll probably notice a serious lack of forearm development. Many athletes neglect to train their forearms, focusing instead on the “T-shirt muscles.” Like any other muscle group the forearms need proper attention to grow. One of Arnold’s favorite forearm exercises is the barbell wrist curl. This movement develops the inside of the forearms and creates a powerful look to the whole arm. To begin the exercise, grasp a barbell with an underhand grip, keeping your hands fairly close together. Sit on a bench with your forearms flat and your wrists hanging over the edge. Bend your wrists to lower the barbell slowly toward the floor. Let the weight roll right to your fingertips at the bottom of the movement and then slowly curl it back up. Contract your forearms hard at the top of the movement. Remember, the forearms are endurance muscles that’re used to being worked when you train other bodyparts. To encourage growth, you’ll have to train them hard and make them burn. Now go get ’em!

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