06-19-2003, 10:24 AM
Whenever I do biceps my forarms burn. It's hard for me to get that last rep in. I have tried every strap known to man. I have been told it's because my hands and wrists are small. Does anyone have any suggestions?
06-19-2003, 11:03 AM
There are only two incidents I can remember when I had this same problem. One was when I was "building" my strength in the forearms (if your bicep/tricep area is stronger, you need to give your forearms time to develop and handle the weights). If you are pushing too much weight w/o letting the forearms develop simultaneously w/the upper arm, you may pull the tendons and ligaments (bad news). Don't rely too much on straps, they can weaken as well as help!
The other incident was my grip. If you are white-knuckling the bar/dbell then you are straining the forearm and not working the target muscle. You don't need to lift so heavy that you aren't working the area you want. Mind-muscle connection is imperative - if you FEEL the target muscle working then you are going heavy enough. Go to failure in the TARGET area not surrounding areas.
So many times I see people swinging weights around (not implying you are) and I can just see the doctor bills.
I look forward to reading what opinions others have in this area. Almost all joints are sensitive to weight training, so work wisely (ok, my age is showing now... can you tell I'm a mom?). :)