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  1. Mitchell - Home Fitness Manual
    July 6, 2012 @ 10:32 pm

    Kevin, the reverse barbell curl is my favorite in the list of exercises. It gives a good burn, but won’t leave the rest of the arms looking too small, or the “Popeye effect” πŸ™‚

    -Mitchell

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    • Kevin
      August 2, 2012 @ 6:54 am

      Thanks for the comment Mitchell. Yeah, it is a good one and one of the most functional out of the list.

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  2. Jody Ruttan
    July 8, 2012 @ 4:23 am

    I thought you would have this point in your article, but I didn’t see it. Maybe I just missed it. It’s not recommended that anybody with an existing forearm RSI do wrist curls as they can really aggravate the injury.

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    • Kevin
      August 2, 2012 @ 7:04 am

      Thank you for the heads-up on that! I added a note to the end of the article.

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  3. mike - exercise equipment fanatic
    August 10, 2012 @ 4:18 pm

    i actually don’t really like these exercises i feel they are a little akward, there is that one thing where you have a bar with a rope on it tied to like a 10 pound plate, and then you roll it up and down, that kills! but alas my gym does not have one, ha.

    plus yeah, can be a bit hard on your wrists, if you suffer from any joint problems.

    also thickbar training is also good, use something like fat gripz or towels even.

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    • Jody Ruttan
      August 18, 2012 @ 5:27 am

      I remember the bar/rope/weight thing from high school. At the time it seemed like a good idea too, but it will also aggravate any forearm RSI, and really it’s kind of tedious and boring.

      In my opinion, hanging trains the grip and forearms quite well, especially hanging from something thicker and/or softer, like a towel hung over a pull up bar, thick bars, and fat gripz. Do some pull ups while you’re hanging, and double the workout!

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  4. Ron
    September 6, 2012 @ 11:45 am

    I like the reverse grip dumbbell curl the best out of these exercises too, although I don’t do them very often. Maybe that’s why I don’t look anywhere near as buff as Popeye yet.

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    • Kevin
      October 12, 2012 @ 5:46 pm

      I really don’t do them much myself. Sometimes it’s fun to throw in some just for a change of pace.

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