Want to strengthen your forearms? Of course you do, who wouldn’t? There’s really no downside to stronger hands, wrists and forearms.
However, like any other exercise, you have to go about it the proper way. Otherwise, you’ll just have plenty of pain with very little gain.
Grip strength is a way to increase forearm strength. Hand grips (they can be found at any sporting goods or big box store) are a great way to increase grip strength which, in turn, leads to increased forearm strength.
If you are in the gym, head over to the dumbbell rack and grab a pair of dumbbells you find to your liking. Place the dumbbells on the floor, then pick them up vertically and bring them up over your head. Repeat.
You can also grab a pair of heavy dumbbells and stand up straight with your back straightened and your shoulders square. Extend your arms straight ahead then bring them back down. Do around three of the sets at about ten reps apiece. You should be able to feel the burn in your forearms.
Tension balls can also be used to strengthen hands and forearms. Grab a tension ball and squeeze the ball. The amount of pressure is directly tied to your hand strength. It should be firm as possible without straining your hand or arm. Squeeze the ball in this way for several seconds. Release. Repeat.
If you are going to get into the hand and forearm strength deal, make sure you have a reliable pair of workout gloves. A pair of Fit Four gloves should do the trick.