Avoiding Injuries in the Gym: Forearms and Biceps

    Avoiding Injuries in the Gym: Forearms and Biceps

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    Seated Forearm Flexion

    For this exercise, from the traumatological point of view, no observations, as long as the sitting position also includes the backrest, otherwise what we will indicate for the curl from the orthostatic position is valid.

    Curl in Feet

    With barbell, dumbbells or cables, it presents a risk of injury relative to the curl performed standing up due to a common execution error identical to that expressed for the side openings and for the front lifts. The subject helps in lifting by giving blows with the back and bypassing the negative phase.

    The possible injuries for this executive defect have already been mentioned.

    No remarks for Concentration Curl, with elbow resting on the thigh in a sitting position.

    No remarks for Flexion of the Forearms, Cross arms, Vertical Pulley.

    Flexion of the Forearms on the Larry Scott or Preacher's Bench

    The delicate point to be carefully treated in the execution of the Larry Scott bench is the wrist joint.

    Although already statistically rarer than pushing or extension exercises, it happens to see people who keep their hands extended dorsally with forcing flexibility of the wrist tendons. See what has already been written on pushing exercises.

    Curl with Pronating Hands

    Here, too, attention must be paid to the wrists: the hands must be kept in line with the forearms and not flexed, so as not to force the resistance of the wrist joint. For kidney strokes, see what is written on the supinated hand curl (the common standing curl).

    Extension / Flexion of the Wrists with Barbell

    In order not to harm yourself in these exercises, it is important to understand that they must be performed with a low load, as it is essentially the muscles of the forearms that work. Generally, these movements are used to strengthen and make the forearms less clumsy, a weak link in the kinetic chain of various multi-joint movements, including rowing and pulling. But that doesn't mean that the same weight should be used as in these complex exercises, here in flexion / extension of the barbell wrists. You have to be sensible and mature. An excessive load forces the flexion (or extension, in the mirror exercise) of the hand and dangerously stresses the wrist joint which I have repeatedly pointed out here as deserving particular attention.

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