On about every exercise I do, my forearms work. Pullups, DB press, pulldowns, deadlift (obviously), almost everything.
At first, it was ok, my forearms have gotten bigger and very vascular, and are now one of my strong points. But it has become a problem now, probably because my poundage keeps increasing.
The most troubling is with DB press. I know the forearms are used as stabilizers for this lift, but for me it feels almost like they are doing all the lift. My forearms get really tense and pumped, veins everywhere, but eventually, this is what stops me. They are exhausted and they give up, so my chest and tris could do more work, but I simply cannot…
I started working them directly, I incorporated reverse curls in my training. It’s all good and fun, but I feel it has not helped me a lot.
What can I do to stop that?
I thought about some very heavy dumbell holds, like just lift them from the rack and hold them for as long as I can, to improve forearms endurance. Do you think it will help? Any other ideas?