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    Hi,

    I am beginner following Doug's beginner's routine. One problem i have is by the time i get to the middle of the routine my forearms tighten up a lot and pain. Is it normal. I sometimes feel my forearms are taking most of the load and I am not targetting the actual muscles.

    I try to the follow technique as shown in the work out videos.

    Any advise will be much appreciated.

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    If it is a sharp pain, you could have strained a muscle and injured yourself. If it is a burning feeling from working your forearms, you are fine.

    Quote Originally Posted by absrao View Post
    I sometimes feel my forearms are taking most of the load and I am not targetting the actual muscles.
    Your forearms are doing work at the same time as the targetted muscles, but not taking anything away from them. Your forearms are contracting to keep the weight in your hand, while your targetted muscle(s) are moving the weight through the desired movement. I love a good forearm burn from compound movements, especially deadlifts followed by pullups. You'll get strong forearms soon and love them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by absrao View Post
    Hi,

    I am beginner following Doug's beginner's routine. One problem i have is by the time i get to the middle of the routine my forearms tighten up a lot and pain. Is it normal. I sometimes feel my forearms are taking most of the load and I am not targetting the actual muscles.

    I try to the follow technique as shown in the work out videos.

    Any advise will be much appreciated.
    Your forearm muscles are weak, and thus your weakness in lifting. You could stretch prior or maybe even during to loosen them up.
    "Simplicity is the key to brilliance" - Bruce Lee

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    I have a similar problem with my wrists and hands depending on the excercise and the day(sometimes no problems). Doing forearm excersises to make them stronger will help. Look at the "excercises" at the top of the forum. Doing reverse concentration curls and reverse preacher curls amoungst others should help. don't over do it though, start out with lighter weights so you don't strain yourself too much until your forearms get stronger to support the weight. Good luck. Don't these little problems cause frustrations??? Urgh...

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    It was like that for me aswell when I first began, I think it's normal. They'll get stronger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brenden061 View Post
    It was like that for me aswell when I first began, I think it's normal. They'll get stronger.
    «Vouch Brenden , everyones wrists are weak unless then have some exp lifting heavy objects a lot like if you lived on a farm as a child & helped your dad all your life otherwise if your new to lifting... the type of pain your describing is a ``pump`` learn to love it
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    GOOD THREAD! same thing over here...my forearms stick out. idk why their so big compared to my arm.
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    Thanks for the posts guys! Good to know that all is well...

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    Give it six months and the forearms with strengthen, my forearms and grip were holding me back on shrugs for a long time.
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    Forearm exercises will help speed up the process as well.
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