I have been training off and on for the past 8 years with varying degrees of success. I am definitely an ectomorph; very small wrists and forearms. Calves and legs aren’t much to speak of either. My most common injury problem happens in the elbows…most likely due to a weak grip.
In any case, instead of my usual routine of Bench, Row, Overhead Press, Pull-ups followed by Skullcrushers and Bicep Curls…I’d like to try training my Forearms / Grip first and then working my way inward doing the curls and crusher, then finally the major movements.
Is this a completely stupid idea?
I would do something similar for leg day: Calves first, then leg extensions, hamstring curls, followed by squats and deadlift.
Anyone ever try anything like this?
My goal with all this is to build my forearms / Calves. I feel that if I save these for last, I end up not doing the necessary exercises.
Thanks for the feedback.
Anyway. I am 6ft tall. 170lbs. 54 years old.
Edit: Just realized that I had recently asked about doing biceps first…Got some good replies suggesting that that was not a good idea. Anyway, I stuck with my normal routine. I think my biceps did improve in the end.