I have really thin wrists. My thumb and pinky touch each other when I wrap my hand around my wrist. Back when I was a kid, I never won a single armwrestling match. Ever.
Yet, while my forearms are terribly thin, my grip has never failed me on deadlifts. I use chalk and a hook grip, and last week I reached a PR of 185 @ 130.
Does there exist a relationship between forearm strength and grip strength? Will working on grip strength make my forearms stronger?
I figure I can’t make my forearms significantly “bigger,” but I can make them stronger. Kind of like a steel cable.